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By Mike Pflanz

HARGEISA, Somalia, 30 December 2010 – Salman Haji, 4, stands in the corner of a tin-walled hut, solemnly staring at the man in the white coat as he searches through an impressive amount of official looking paper spread across a large table in a seemingly random fashion. Eventually, a yellow medical card is found recording the details of Salman's last visit to this mobile clinic, located on the outskirts of Hargeisa.

"He was improving, but now there are signs again of malnutrition, and of an underlying chronic respiratory illness," Ali Mayag Muse explains to Salman's mother, Hodan Mohamed, as her son struggles to contain a sudden coughing fit.

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http://reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/JARD-8CR8JQ?OpenDocument&rc=1&cc=som


"you never cure a patient, you treat pain often but you always comfort the patient."
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