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


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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


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.

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Seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Niger

25 Apr 2014
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Seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Madaoua

Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention - “It’s not a miracle cure, but it is an effective preventative strategy”

Project Update 25 Apr 2014
Bouza, Niger

“We are already getting ready for the next peak”

Voices from the Field 22 Jan 2014
Bouza and Madaoua have received initial doses of the medicine.

More than 180,000 children benefit from new anti-malaria treatment

Project Update 19 Aug 2013

MSF treats cholera patients

Project Update 23 May 2013
Malnutition in Niger

Niger 2013: Tackling the deadly combination of malaria and malnutrition

Report 24 Apr 2013
Malnutition in Niger

Impending threat of deadly malaria and malnutrition combination

Press Release 24 Apr 2013

Emergency medical needs continue

Project Update 12 Mar 2013
Malnutrition and Malaria Guidan Roumdji Niger

Malaria strikes during a food crisis

Project Update 10 Sep 2012
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