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Médecins Du Monde - Niger
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Malnutrition is a major public health problem in Niger. Whether severe or acute, approximately one in every 7 children is suffering from it.  However, there are convincing results coming from therapeutic feeding centres. Therefore, by making them free of charge and increasing their capacity, access for all children to these centres should be possible.
Furthermore, despite a sharp fall these past 10 years in mortality figures for women in childbirth and new-borns, the health of mothers and children remains of concern. The national strategy of free of charge treatment for the most vulnerable covers the costs of actual treatment, but not of a possible medical evacuation, which excludes the poorest and often also the most sick.


What we do

Women & children
Financing medical evacuation
Alongside the local management teams, Doctors of the World has set up a referral system which is demonstrably sustainable. It funds the medical evacuation of the poorest to health centres which are able to care for them:  a district hospital, regional hospital or a mother and child health centre. 
For this, a minimal fee is levied when patients receiving chargeable treatment pay for their consultation. Town halls, local associations and private donors also contribute.
Combating malnutrition
Doctors of the World is working with the regional public health directorate of Illela and with the other NGOs present on the ground so that the therapeutic feeding centres are integrated with hospitals.

The capacity of these centres has been doubled. A buffer stock of basic medicines and of Plumpy Nut, the high energy peanut paste, which is routinely given to starving children, has been established in order to avoid stock outs. 

The association trains the medical staff on nutritional issues.  It campaigns alongside civil society for children suffering from acute malnutrition to be cared for free of charge by the health authorities. It also campaigns the local authorities to make a financial contribution to the management of feeding centres and the organisation of regular screening.


Strengthen access to contraception and to safe deliveries

Doctors of the World works with « matrons » within the communities. These women are trained by the association, so are able to detect and report signs suggesting a pregnancy related risk. So they then direct the pregnant women to health centres and promote family planning in Bouza and Madaoua health districts, in the Tahoua region.


Current projects (1)

MdM Deployment of EU Aid Volunteers 2019-2021

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Past projects (1)

MdM Deployment of EU Aid Volunteers 2019

0 vacancies
Project duration: 
Médicos del Mundo ES