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

Niger

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 populations, 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. These focus on both the treatment and prevention of diseases, especially malnutrition and malaria, inside and outside formal health structures.

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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.

 
MSF health post in Yebi, Diffa, Niger
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Niger

MSF teams respond to two epidemics and ward off a third

Project Update 26 May 2016
 
MSF health post in Yebi, Diffa, Niger
Niger

Deadly attack on Lake Chad refugees and MSF health post in Yebi

Project Update 25 May 2016
 
Meningitis Vaccination Campaign, Niger
Niger

MSF responds to a meningitis epidemic

Project Update 4 May 2016
 
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Niger. Thousands of newly displaced people in Diffa Region
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Testimony of Falmatou, a Nigerian refugee in Niger

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Lake Chad - people in dire need of support
Lake Chad Crisis

Lake Chad crisis update: Trapped in deadly violence

Project Update 30 Mar 2016
 
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MSF's study in Niger shows no significant benefit from routine use of antibiotics in malnourished children

4 Feb 2016
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MSF treats malaria cases in Dan Issa, southern Niger
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MSF treats malaria cases in Dan Issa, southern Niger

27 Jan 2016
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