Patiente Ngangu, MSF nurse
More than 224 million children around the world last year suffered from malnutrition. It is the underlying contributing factor in nearly half of the deaths of children under five years of age.

Malnutrition can lead to a weakened immune system meaning children are more vulnerable to disease. These diseases can lead to further malnutrition, creating a vicious cycle of malnutrition and disease. MSF first introduced specific therapeutic foods to treat malnutrition on a large scale as long ago as 2005, which has been widely used since; but access to specific and necessary nutrition remains one of the major challenges in reducing child mortality, especially in conflict-affected countries, where they are most vulnerable.

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Emergency nutrition program in N’Djamena
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Treating severely malnourished children in N’Djamena

Project Update 10 Aug 2018
 
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MSF opens emergency nutrition programme in N’Djamena

Press Release 27 Jul 2018
 
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Tackling malnutrition in Am Timan

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Medical knowledge that outlasts MSF project

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“This is still a population teetering on the edge.”

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Fatima and her son. Kilo, southern Ibb governorate
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“There is food in the shops but no money to buy it”

Voices from the Field 6 Dec 2017
 
Nigeria: Searching for aid after fleeing the fighting
Nigeria

Borno State crisis update – November 2017

Crisis Update 30 Nov 2017
 
Crisis in Borno, Nigeria
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What’s happening in the northeast?

Project Update 23 Nov 2017
 
Al Khansaa hospital in East Mosul
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From chaos to the provision of care

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