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Ahead of the rainy season in Niger, MSF has been distributing anti-malarial medicine, a new approach that’s had very encouraging results thus far.
MSF teams in the Maradi have seen nearly twice as many malnourished children this year as they did during the same period in 2012.
Cholera has broken out in northern Niger, in an area now inhabited by large numbers of Malian refugees who fled conflict in their homeland.
MSF is treating an influx of patients for malnutrition and malaria in Niger's Maradi region.
MSF nutrition experts Susan Shepherd and Stéphane Doyon discuss the need for long-term solutions to malnutrition in Africa's Sahel region.
People displaced by conflict are fleeing Mali en masse—and settling in places already weakened by food insecurity.
This update details MSF's recent activities in Africa's Sahel region, where widespread malnutrition and water shortages are exacerbating the outbreaks of diseases like meningitis.
Close to 10,000 Malians have found refuge in the Tillabéry region in Niger after being displaced from their homes by violence.
Despite an aggressive response to the nutritional crisis in Niger by MSF and other organizations, tens of thousands of children suffered from malnutrition in 2010.
The Meningitis Vaccine Project was launched in 2001 with the main goal of creating an affordable vaccine that would respond to a specific meningitis strain that plagues Africa each year.
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