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Africa For Sudan's uninsured, a dose of Facebook is the cure

In response to Sudan's weak health care coverage, one organization has learned how to successfully use social media to crowdfund medication. More activists are turning to Internet-based initiatives as development alternatives.

Jason Patinkin

 It is 9:52 on a Wednesday night on Sharia' al-Hawadith, a bustling road of medical clinics. Sitting on the curb, 25-year-old Mujahid Abdulla al-Haj picks up a call from a doctor inside the nearby Jaffar Ibn Ouf Children's Hospital.