We talk to nutrition advisor Béatrice Mounier about simplifying the protocol for diagnosing and managing acute malnutrition in Niger.
Community engagement is important to ensure that people understand COVID-19 and helps to identify possible patients through contact tracing and it squashes myths that may come with the pandemic. In Niger, a SAMU call centre is working around the clock to help the community of Niamey with positive COVID-19 patients.
Since the large-scale food crisis of 2005, the prevention and treatment of childhood diseases has greatly advanced: from ready-to-use therapeutic meals to more decentralised, comprehensive, patient-centred approaches.
Three months after a violent attack by unknown assailants on its office in Maïné Soroa, in southeastern Niger’s Diffa region, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been forced to stop providing medical and humanitarian assistance to people in the area.
Recently, an upsurge in threats from armed groups operating between the borders of Mali and Niger has caused a new wave of displacement. More than 8,000 people have been forced to settle in improvised camps around the village of Kongokiré, Niger, where they live in appalling conditions, in a zone which is also considered as insecure.
A written testimony of nine years old Aïcha who lives in Kindjandi displacement camp, in Diffa, southeast Niger.
Humanitarian medical organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have reported alarming levels of mortality rates among children aged under five in Magaria, s
MSF has assisted with the referrals of victims and will provide mental health support to the affected population of the village in Diffa region.