Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo: congohosp001

Dr. Rose Ange, right, watches Amuri Cheusi, 2 years old, die from lack of oxygen caused by measles minutes after they disconnected him from a respirator in a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Rutscuru, in the North Kivu region of The Democratic Republic of Congo, June 16, 2006.  Amuri was sick at home for months before coming to the hospital for treatment, but his family had no means of reaching the hospital, and had no money to pay for treatment.
Rutshuru, DRC

Dr. Rose Ange, right, watches Amuri Cheusi, 2 years old, die from lack of oxygen caused by measles minutes after they disconnected him from a respirator in a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Rutscuru, in the North Kivu region of The Democratic Republic of Congo, June 16, 2006. Amuri was sick at home for months before coming to the hospital for treatment, but his family had no means of reaching the hospital, and had no money to pay for treatment.