Why were we There?
- Providing essential medicines and supplies
- Argentina's economic collapse in 2001 had severe consequences for the country's civilians. Extreme financial hardship made it difficult for many people to pay for medical care.
- Médecins Sans Frontières started a project in 2002 to provide basic medical supplies and medicines to hospitals in the country's northern region – historically one of its most disadvantaged areas.
- Médecins Sans Frontières assisted hospitals in the Salta and Jujuy provinces and in 2003 also aided facilities in the Formosa and Chaco provinces.
- Médecins Sans Frontières helped manage pharmacies until December 2003. The project concluded at the end of 2003. In May 2003,
- Heavy rainfall caused floods affecting more than 110,000 people living in Santa Fe province. For two months after the disaster, a Médecins Sans Frontières team provided emergency help to improve shelter and increase water and sanitation facilities.
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Médecins Sans Frontières worked in Argentina from 2001 until 2003.