Our patients in Mali have borne many forms of crisis in recent years, from a coup d’état to an Al Qaeda occupation, from an internally-displaced
persons crisis to Ebola traversing the border into Mali. In our rural sites in the Bankass district of Mali, the past three months have brought a new crisis —a violent inter-ethnic conflict fueled by extremists to the doorsteps of our patients. Their families and their livelihoods have been threatened. This crisis has taken the lives of our patients.