September 15, 2015

Koutiala in southeast Mali has extremely high rates of infant mortality, mainly due to malaria and malnutrition. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing lifesaving care.

July 21, 2015

As people in Burundi continue to flee political unrest, MSF is responding to refugees' medical needs in Nyarugusu camp, just over the Tanzania border.

January 13, 2015

More than one in four babies in Pakistan is born with a low birth weight, and malnutrition largely contributes to a high mortality rate among young children. In Balochistan Province, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides medical assistance to mothers and babies in Dera Murad Jamali. Since it opened in 2010, nearly 40,000 children have been treated in MSF’s program.

December 05, 2014

Sick children are treated and discharged, but the dire conditions at home have not changed.

December 05, 2014

"If I go to a different hospital they ask for money. I can’t afford it."

November 19, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a pediatric care program in Koutiala in the east of Mali, where malnutrition and malaria are recurrent and there may be as many as 400 children receiving treatment at one time during the peak malaria season.

October 14, 2014


A study on the prevention of childhood malnutrition has just been published. Conducted by Epicentre, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) epidemiological research center, the study asks what works best, nutritious supplementary foods or cash? Aid agencies looking to prevent severe acute malnutrition in young children opt for one or the other.

October 16, 2013

To fight the double threat of malnutrition and malaria in Niger, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works at the community level, providing home care with so-called "malaria agents," people from the villages trained to diagnose and treat simple malaria.

April 18, 2013

Malian refugees began arriving in Mauritania in February 2012; today, almost 70,000 people are living in Mbera camp alone. There, they are far from the conflict, but living conditions are difficult and many children are becoming malnourished. Though the camp is far from the conflict, living conditions here are precarious. Since the start of the year, the number of malnourished children has more than doubled. Close to 170,000 refugees now live in the countries bordering Mali. They hear the stories of the continuing violence back in Mali. They will not return home any time soon.

October 12, 2012

The pediatric unit in Niger's Guidan Roumji hospital is overwhelmed. Since the beginning of the year, MSF has treated close to 69,000 malnourished children and 175,000 cases of malaria. Southern Niger is still rife with malnutrition. In July, torrential rains destroyed crops and grain reserves. During the rainy season, malaria-transmitting mosquitoes proliferate. And malnourished children, already weak, run a higher risk of developing a severe form of malaria.