Help more children like Djafar receive life-saving medical care

When three-year-old Djafar* arrived at the Magaria district hospital in Zinder region, he could barely open his eyes.

Djafar was suffering from kwashiorkor, a form of severe acute malnutrition characterised by a swollen face and limbs. Without treatment, complications are frequent and potentially life-threatening, with high mortality rates.

Fortunately, Djafar was cared for by the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team and once he was able to feed himself, it wasn't long before he would go home!

For the last 15 years, MSF has been working with Niger's Ministry of Public Health to offer children like Djafari the best possible care. The first historical milestone for this partnership was the ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), introduced in 2005.

Stand with MSF to help more children like Djafar receive the medical assistance they need.
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