Photo Essay: Seven million vaccinated for meningitis in West Africa
This year the worst meningitis epidemic in a long time has killed up to 2,000 people and was contracted by 60,000 in West Africa. In its biggest ever vaccination campaign, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams have vaccinated more than seven million people in Nigeria, Niger and Chad and assisted in the treatment of thousands of sick patients. Belgian logistician, Alexis Moens, has just returned from Aguie, in the Maradi region of Niger, where he coordinated part of MSF’s activities. Listen to his account through this photoslideshow.