At Walikale hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, midwife Claire Harper and her team need to make some quick decisions to save a tiny life.
Working Fast to Cure Meningitis in Niger
The illness is simple to treat but the patient must receive immediate care. Doctors Without Borders (MSF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is providing free medical care for patients.
Teams are supporting local health centers in the capital, Niamey, which has been hit hard, to treat simple cases, while referring severe cases to Lazaret hospital, where more than 2,500 patients have been admitted since March 23.