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21 Nov 2018 description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has completed the handover of its medical programmes in Am Timan, Salamat, Chad, to the Ministry of Public Health.

The official closure took place on 31 October. This marked the end of a progressive handover process.

“After 12 years of work in Am Timan in close partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, the time has come for MSF to withdraw in order to be able to help the most vulnerable, in Chad, the region and elsewhere,” said MSF’s head of mission, Mohamed Ali Omer.

10 Aug 2018 description

Endemic in the region, acute malnutrition affects not only the rural provinces of the Sahel strip. It is chronic among children under five in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, and has reached alarming proportions in this city of about 1.5 million inhabitants.

“It has become critical this year, due to a worsening economic situation that followed the drop in oil prices,” explains Chibuzo Okonta, deputy programme manager for emergencies with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

03 Aug 2018 description

Project Update l 3 August 2018

Around 17 million people live in areas affected by the violent conflict between non-state armed groups and military forces in the Lake Chad region, which has spread across Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. More than 2.3 million people have been forced from their homes and remain displaced today.

The conflict has had a particularly damaging effect on the mental health of displaced people and those still living amid the violence.

26 Jul 2018 description

N'DJAMENA, CHAD/NEW YORK, JULY 26, 2018—Medical facilities treating malnourished children in Chad's capital, N'Djamena, are overwhelmed by thousands of patients during this unusually severe "lean season," which has led Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to open a 50-bed inpatient therapeutic feeding center in the city today in partnership with Chad’s health authorities.

25 Jul 2018 description


In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

20 Jul 2018 description

In Chad, one child in seven dies before their fifth birthday. Malnutrition is one of the main causes of high child mortality in this central African country.

17 Jul 2018 description

It’s 7.30 in the morning and the clouds in the sky are holding back the heat. Soon it will rise, forcing people under the trees to find relief in the shade. The day starts early in Am Timan, in the east of Chad. Am Timan hospital, which MSF has worked in since 2006, is already bustling with people. A chorus of babies’ wails echo out from the paediatric ward – the first sign that the little patients are all awake.

16 Feb 2018 description


16 Nov 2017 description

The cholera epidemic declared on 18 September is ongoing in Chad’s Salamat region, where 795 cases and 23 deaths have been reported.

A cholera epidemic in Chad has followed the Bahr-Azoum River along its meandering path southward, from the eastern Sila region to the more heavily populated district of Am Timan, in Salamat, near the Central African Republic.

Many people wash and bathe in the river, and even drink from it.

19 Oct 2017 description

N’Djamena, Tchad – Le district d’Am Timan, dans la région du Salamat, a subi une hausse du nombre cas de choléra. La maladie ayant suivi le chemin du fleuve Barh-Azoum depuis le Sila, d‘où les premiers cas ont été enregistrés en Août dernier, continue de se propager. En collaboration avec le Ministère de la Santé Publique, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), ainsi que d’autres acteurs humanitaires, répondent à cette urgence pour essayer de diminuer le taux de mortalité et prévenir la propagation.

15 Sep 2017 description

N’Djamena, Chad – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with the Chadian Ministry of Public Health to cope with an outbreak of cholera in the east of the country. The beginning of an emergency response has been hampered by difficult access, as well as the lack of health infrastructures and staff trained to manage the disease. Today, the epidemic continues to spread.

07 Sep 2017 description

07 septembre 2017

N’Djamena, Tchad – Au côté du ministère de la Santé publique, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) fait face à une flambée de choléra dans l’est du Tchad, où le début de réponse à l’urgence a été freiné en raison notamment de difficultés d’accès, du manque d’infrastructures de santé et de personnel formé à la prise en charge de la maladie. Aujourd’hui, la flambée continue de se propager.

23 Aug 2017 description

In northeast Nigeria, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Armed Forces. Some have lived in temporary homes for years while others have been continually on the move. Each of them recounts a life of hardship while searching for a glimmer of hope. These are stories from people settled in the towns of Banisheikh and Pulka, in Borno State.

03 Aug 2017 description

Ventimiglia, Italy- As a consequence of the ever-stricter border policies in place in Europe since the sharp increase in migration in 2015, the Italian town of Ventimiglia, near the French border, has turned into the main transit point for migrants trying to reach other EU countries from Italy. Since the end of 2016, Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started providing maternal care and mental health support to migrants in transit to France, who are stuck at the border with no access to basic health care.

04 Jul 2017 description

African heads of state meet today in Addis Ababa to endorse the emergency catch-up plan led by UNAIDS to accelerate HIV treatment in West and Central Africa.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reiterates its call for a clear roadmap and strong political commitment from affected governments and all international stakeholders, towards removing longstanding barriers and implementing proven simplified strategies that will boost lifesaving treatment for 4.7 million living with HIV not yet accessing antiretroviral therapy (ARV).

29 Apr 2017 description

By Mari Carmen Viñoles, MSF Program Manager for the Sahel

For years, the Diffa region in southeastern Niger, which borders Nigeria and Chad, has suffered the consequences of the armed conflict between Boko Haram and armies of the area. According to Nigerien authorities, there are now more than 240,000 internally displaced people and refugees in the region. More than a third of them have been displaced twice or more due to the violence.

24 Apr 2017 description

Testimony by Dr Tankred Stoebe, former President of MSF Germany