DAKAR/NIAMEY, February 10, 2017 – ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) closed its Rift Valley Fever treatment center on January 31. An outbreak of Rift Valley Fever had been affecting northern Niger since August 2016. No new cases of the disease have been reported since the first week of January.
Dakar / Niamey, September 21, 2016.
A severe epidemic of Rift Valley fever has been raging in the Tahoua region since late August, killing 21 out of 52 suspected cases identified by the health authorities.
ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action), in collaboration with local health authorities, has opened an emergency treatment center in Tchintabaraden.
Dakar, Niamey, 6 September 2016. Teaching mothers and other family members to screen children for malnutrition can lead to earlier detection and fewer hospitalizations, according to a new study published today in the journal Archives of Public Health.
1.4 million children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the Sahel, according to figures from ECHO and UNICEF. ALIMA is exploring new ways of working with mothers to help diagnose malnutrition in their children earlier by simplifying screening procedures.