Médecins Sans Frontières – Niger
Combating malnutrition and providing basic medical care in Niger
Niger: Medical care and help in tackling malnutrition
Niger, on the Saharan border in western Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. The health system is unable to meet the needs of the population, particularly in rural areas. The continuing uncertainty surrounding 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 the age of five in the health districts of Magaria and Dungass.
Niger – Hilfe gegen Mangelernährung und medizinische Hilfe [project report in German, PDF]