Médecins Sans Frontières – Niger
Niger: Medical care and help against malnutrition
Niger, on the Saharan border in western Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. The health system is ill-adapted to meet the needs of the population, especially so in rural areas. The permanent uncertainty of food supplies and endemic illnesses, such as malaria and diarrhea, gives rise to one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates. MSF has been present in the Zinder region of southern Niger since 2005. It supports the local health authorities in providing medical care for the population. This project, co-financed by Hilfswerk GL Zürich, focuses on the approximately 237,000 children under five years of age in the health districts of Magaria and Dungass.