Diffa, Niger: a region devastated by the Boko Haram crisis

Niger

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The needs of refugees and displaced people in Diffa region continue to mount as the country strives to stem child mortality and outbreak of epidemics such as measles, meningitis and hepatitis E.

Niger continues to suffer the consequences of the ongoing conflict in the Lake Chad region. To improve healthcare for displaced people, host communities and the population at large - in particular children - we continue to work with the Ministry of Health and community health workers to deliver integrated health programmes throughout the country.

MSF teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Niger.

Key Activities

In 2018
Diffa. Preventing the spread of hepatitis E
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Preventing the spread of hepatitis

Niger

Responding to a Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa Niger

November 2017

The case fatality rate of hepatitis E in Niger’s Diffa region has reduced since the declaration of the outbreak by the authorities in mid-April 2017. The disease, which shares symptoms with other more common illnesses, initially caused a high number of deaths, particularly among pregnant women. Since the beginning of the epidemic, MSF has been supporting health authorities with the treatment of patients at the mother and child health centre in Diffa town where 354 women and children were admitted from 2 January to 1 October. At community level, in several health centres, health posts and in villages, the organization, together with the Ministry of Health, supported the treatment of more than 1400 people.

 
Niger

A taste of salvation for Niger children deemed not ill enough for a hospital

Project Update 8 Aug 2005
 
Niger

August will be the worst month in Niger

Project Update 8 Aug 2005
 
Niger

Plenty of food - yet the poor are starving

Project Update 1 Aug 2005
 
Niger

Niger Crisis: overview of MSF programs

Project Update 29 Jul 2005
 
Niger

Niger Crisis: A food chain that leads to malnutrition

Project Update 25 Jul 2005
 
Niger

Niger food crisis: ineffective response by humanitarian aid system, unable to respond to the emergency

Project Update 6 Jul 2005
 
Niger

MSF's response to the Niger food crisis: One of the largest feeding programs

Project Update 30 Jun 2005
 
Niger

Niger food crisis: Pay or die

Project Update 28 Jun 2005
 
Niger

Niger food crisis: Early diagnosis, slow and misguided aid

Project Update 28 Jun 2005
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