Providing Emergency Nutritional and Paediatric care in Bama, Borno State.
NIGERIA 2018 © Nitin George/MSF
On August 16, MSF launched inpatient services for severely malnourished children under five years-old, as well as paediatric care for patients under 15 years-old with severe malaria and other diseases, in a facility with a capacity of 30 beds. The medical intervention began as a response to a lack of healthcare assistance to newly arrived displaced people in Bama. Over 1.7 million people have been displaced by the conflict between the Nigerian military and non state armed groups in northeast Nigeria.