MSF team cares for pediatric patient in Niger
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An MSF team sets up an intravenous catheter on a pediatric patient at the district hospital in Niger's Zinder region in September. "We have never seen anything like this before, and we fear it's just the tip of the iceberg," said Dr. Dorian Job, MSF's Niger program manager. "Every year, at this time, we expect a peak in malaria infections, as well as an incidence of malnutrition above emergency thresholds, but we haven't seen patients overwhelming the hospital in such numbers before."