Humanitarian Health Action

Niger - WHO Grade 2 emergency

Health assistance to millions in violence-afflicted Lake Chad Basin hampered by lack of funding

Gislaine Djoupe, a nurse specializing in mental health at the Minawo refugee camp in Cameroon's Far North Region.
OCHA/Ivo Brandau
Gislaine Djoupe, a nurse specializing in mental health at the Minawo refugee camp in Cameroon's Far North Region. "It is tough. Most importantly we need to re-establish hope," she said.

3 November 2015 – Violence continues to devastate the lives and health of the millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin – an area covering north-east Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The World Health Organization (WHO) and humanitarian partners are appealing for urgent funding to cope with profound health challenges in the sub-region.

WHO Grade 2 emergency

Negotiations for a new cooperation strategy between WHO and Niger has initiated

WHO/Niger
From left to right , The Director General of Public Health ; the Secretary General of MOH and WHO Representative in Niger

Renewal of the Cooperation strategy for 2016-2020 between WHO and Niger initiated in Niamey on 7 September 2015. The new cooperation strategy will be base on the evaluation and development of the one for 2009-2015.

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