Doctors Without Borders performs 120 surgeries and treats 16,000 measles cases – Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
An international humanitarian medical organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (Médecins Sans Frontières) performed 120 normal surgeries, treated 16,000 people with measles and 33,000 people with cholera in different parts of Nigeria between January and September 2021.
The organization, which marked 50 years of providing medical and humanitarian services to humanity, has also assisted 17,000 childbirths, treated 8,000 malaria patients and provided over 200,000 primary health care consultations to Nigerians. between January and September 2021.
MSF Nigeria Communications Officer Ghada Saafan, who revealed this in an interview with The Guardian in Abuja, noted that the organization works in eight states of Borno, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Benue, Ebonyi and Cross Rivers. provide primary health care to displaced people, provide maternal and child health care, treat patients during epidemics and participate in immunization.
Saafan observed that the organization works with local authorities and collaborates with local ministries and the Federal Ministry of Health, adding that a major challenge is that some areas are out of reach due to the problem of insecurity.
She said Nigeria holds a special place within MSF, as it was in Nigeria that the idea to create the organization was conceived during the civil war.
She said: “We cannot celebrate the 50th anniversary without Nigeria. Nigeria holds a special place within MSF. In the late 1960s, a group of young French doctors witnessed the devastating impact of the civil war in Nigeria. When they returned home, they founded the International Medical Humanitarian Organization in 1971.