Child Mortality Slashed in Niger
Free universal health care for children and pregnant women, as well as increased donor funding for health, has nearly halved the death rate of children below five years old, reports The Lancet - an international medical journal.
Niger has reduced under-five mortality.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 12 September 2012
Mariama Amadou's five-year-old son died of starvation in March. Now her ten-month-old daughter Salamou is suffering from severe malnutrition. More than one million children in West ... read more »
Niger: Joint News Note
United Nations Children's Fund, 17 September 2012
The severity of the food and nutrition crisis in Niger has been confirmed by a national survey revealing high rates of malnutrition amongst children under the age of five. The ... read more »
United Nations Children's Fund, 11 June 2012
Appealing today for funding, UNICEF said today nearly a quarter of a million children under 5 suffering from severe acute malnutrition received life-saving treatment in the Sahel ... read more »
AlertNet, 6 May 2012
One month after arriving at WFP, Executive Director Ertharin Cousin was out in the field in the central African nation of Niger, one of the countries most affected by the drought ... read more »
Leadership, 24 April 2012
The Niger State Commissioner for Health, Dr Ibrahim Sule, on Tuesday announced the discovery of one wild polio virus in the state after three years of virus-free status. read more »