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Three survivors of noma, a disease that should no longer exist

In many ways, Muhammadu, Mulikat and Dahiru have little in common. They were born in different corners of Nigeria (Yobe state in the northeast, Lagos in the southwest and Niger state, in the center) and grew up in different circumstances...

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“We see children dying on the way to our clinics”: MSF Country Representative in Nigeria

Dr. Simba Tirima, MSF Country Representative in Nigeria:  The past few months have been incredibly difficult for the people of northwest Nigeria and our teams have seen unprecedented high numbers of malnourished children in the medical facilities where we work...

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Catastrophic malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria must be recognized

Abuja (27 September 2022): As the malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria continues at catastrophic levels, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for the humanitarian community to respond to the emergency needs of people in the region, and for northwest Nigeria...

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Out of sight: neglected malnutrition crisis threatens tens of thousands of children in northwest Nigeria

A growing, yet largely ignored, malnutrition crisis is unfolding in northwest Nigeria, which threatens the lives of tens of thousands of children, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today. Since January, MSF teams, working...

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Responding to a Measles Outbreak in Nigeria

A measles outbreak in northern Nigeria’s Katsina State has come to an end after 28 weeks. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supported the Nigerian authorities throughout the outbreak by providing epidemiological surveillance and case management in Katsina’s 34 local...

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Nigeria: A unique experience – Saraswathy Achat

Though I am a first missioner for MSF, I am not new to Africa or working with underprivileged people. Before joining MSF I worked for almost 17 years in India, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka, in various positions including as a...

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My experience in Nigeria – Vladimir Pak

©MSF I worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Nigeria from January 2010 till October 2010 as a supply logistician. I am very proud that my first mission as an international staff was in Nigeria, which was where a group...

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MSF Diary (experience from the field) May 2010 – SHAH Ameeta

“I think the surgeries and rehabilitating patients with vesicovaginal fistula was one of the greatest contributions MSF made to the people of Nigeria.” I worked at Jahun, a place in Jigawa state in Nigeria on my first assignment with MSF....

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