MSF Dilemma # 2: Sterile Equipment

This is the second of the dilemmas considered here.

MSF teams have faced situations where a nurse who is part of the community, who understands the importance of sterile procedures, asks to use MSF’s sterile equipment to perform FGM. MSF is often the only source of sterile equipment in the area and the team has felt that the practice in the community will not change in the short term. Should they turn a blind eye to the use of MSF equipment?

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