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.

Key Activities

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 - 10 years of MSF - Nurse Elise Danzara- testimony
Niger

“Today, Nigeriens know that their children can recover from malnutrition”

Voices from the Field 22 Dec 2015
 
PPCSI in Tama, Niger
Niger

Getting children to grow healthily

Project Update 22 Dec 2015
 
Niger: thousands displaced from Lake Chad
Niger

MSF assists victims of new wave of violence in Diffa region

Press Release 27 Nov 2015
 
Medical and mental healthcare for people displaced by violence in the Lake Chad area.
Lake Chad Crisis

“The only certainty is that people will remain uprooted and continue to live in fear”

Voices from the Field 23 Nov 2015
 
Emergency response in Diffa for refugges fleeing Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria
Niger

Influx of Nigerian refugees in the Diffa region continues

Voices from the Field 20 Aug 2015
 
Medical and mental healthcare for people displaced by violence in the Lake Chad area.
Lake Chad Crisis

Lake Chad: Populations fleeing Boko Haram violence

Crisis Update 20 Aug 2015
 
Niger

critical situation in Diffa as hunger gap and malaria season approach

Project Update 14 Jul 2015
 
Chad - Medical care for people fleeing Boko Haram attacks
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Lake Chad: Waves of displacement and fear

Project Update 19 Jun 2015
 
Meningitis epidemics in Lazaret centre in Niamey
Niger

Meningitis epidemic on the decline

Crisis Update 10 Jun 2015