Dr. Joanne Liu caring for a child in Nigeria
NIGERIA 2017 © Malik Samuel
Dr Joanne Liu examines a baby during the daily round in the feeding center.
In Gwange, a district in Maiduguri, MSF runs an inpatient therapeutic feeding center (ITFC) with a 110-bed capacity. The ITFC is under tents, in the compound of the Ministry of Health-run health center. Around 150 patients are admitted monthly. To compensate for the lack of food, we started in late September 2016 to provide family food rations to each child admitted in the ITFC.