Fighting Double Impact of Malnutrition and Malaria in Niger
by Halimatou Amadou, Médecins sans frontières (MSF)
A food crisis is affecting an estimated 18 million people across Africa's Sahel region right now, including in Niger, where four million children are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition, with at least one million at risk of developing severe acute malnutrition.
At the same time, 80 percent of children who come to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinics in Niger test positive for malaria. MSF is trying to reach those who need help the most. Go to www.doctorswithoutborders.org for more information.