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Discover Sam's personal story as a midwife in the Congo

MSF is the difference between living and dying. We can look our donors in the eye and say your money is genuinely changing the lives of millions of people around the world. Thank you.

–Sam Perkins, 29, midwife, Democratic Republic of Congo

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See Sam's life-saving work in the Congo

Learn about Sam's typical 14-hour working day

"The women here are heroes and for every one that walks through our door we give 100%. I am proud of the impact we make."

In 2010, Sam’s third MSF posting was to a Congolese conflict zone, where she supervised a
maternity hospital, in which her team delivered more than 3,000 babies, as well as providing antenatal care, family planning and care for rape survivors.

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MSF responds to crises all over the world; war, starvation, epidemics, earthquakes, malaria and tsunamis. MSF is able to provide the expertise, the manpower and the supplies; all thanks to your donations.

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How donations help

1,225,175

outpatient consultations in the Congo

19,200

babies delivered in 2010 in the Congo

300

babies Sam delivers monthly in the Congo

29

different tools Sam uses to deliver babies

£29.71

cost of a stethoscope

£531

cost of a standard MSF emergency kit

£21,330

yearly cost to send a midwife to Congo

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