In one of the country’s most violent states, healthcare was severely limited until Médecins Sans Frontières stepped in to offer treatment – as long as weapons are left outside

It’s 6am and raining heavily as patients start queuing outside the health centre in the indigenous rural village where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is operating a three-day mobile clinic.

It’s the team’s first time in Zelocotitlán. The village has been without a doctor for two years, leaving a young nurse to single-handedly attend to 2,000 or so people in this isolated Nahua community.

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