Why are we here?
- MSF opened an emergency inpatient feeding centre for children in Djibouti in 2008.
- MSF lobbying for the implementation of a preventive approach to malnutrition has resulted in the health ministry distributing ready-to-use supplementary food. This high-protein formulation contains all the nutrients children need and is proven effective in preventing malnutrition.
- The team also gave technical support to the Ministry of Health so they could develop their own specialised nutrition programme.
- Staff training, medicines and medical equipment were provided.
- The nutrition programme in Djibouti was handed over to the Ministry of Health in 2012.
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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been working in the country from 2008 to 2012.