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April 24, 2013

Increasing numbers of children are being treated for malaria and malnutrition in southern Niger compared to one year ago.

May 11, 2012

Refugees from the West African country of Mali face insufficient levels of assistance in camps rife with disease and malnutrition where the looming rainy season will further complicate the deployment of aid. 

May 22, 2011

In an MSF study, mortality rates were observed to be 50 percent lower among young children in Niger who received highly nutritious supplemental food.

December 06, 2010

This month, in Mali and Niger, MSF will support the provision of a promising new vaccine that could prevent future outbreaks of the deadliest form of meningitis.

September 06, 2010

MSF and its local partners have treated 77,000 severely malnourished children in Niger this year and are distributing food supplements to 143,000 young children. To address a recurrent nutritional crisis, prevention is crucial.

January 21, 2009

New York, NY, January 21, 2009 — According to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), children in rural Niger who received ready-to-use food in addition to their normal diet were nearly 60 percent less likely to progress to the most life-threatening form of malnutrition than children whose diets were not supplemented.

October 21, 2008

Paris/Niamey, October 21, 2008 — Three months after Nigerien authorities suspended the activities of the French section of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical humanitarian organization is calling for an immediate resumption of its nutritional operations in the Maradi region.

October 01, 2008

Niamey, Niger, October 1, 2008 — Ten weeks after Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) authorization to treat malnutrition in the Maradi region was suspended, the French section of MSF is no longer providing any medical-nutritional treatment on site there. A new memorandum of understanding was drafted between the Ministry of Public Health and MSF, but the authorities of Niger have yet to sign it.

July 26, 2008

Paris, July 26, 2008 -On July 22, 2008, the French section of the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was informed of a decree issued by the Minister of Interior of Niger, Albade Abouba, suspending MSF's authorizations to work in Niger. "MSF wishes to continue to work in agreement with the authorities of Niger in order to continue its medical activities there," said Dr. Marie-Pierre Allie, president of the French section of MSF. "We are seeking a meeting with the presidency of Niger as well as with ministries to try to rectify this situation," she added.

October 24, 2007

Paris/Niamey, October 24, 2007 — On Monday, October 22, five men, one of whom was armed, attacked a team of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) workers travelling in two vehicles by road from Agadez to Dabaga, in central Niger, where MSF has been providing medical care at the local health post since the start of October. The assailants seized the vehicles and their contents. The team of six—one doctor, one nurse, one logistics specialist, one pharmacist and two drivers—made their way to the nearest village on foot and were able to return to Agadez.

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