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Bernardin: The Detective
“My name is Bernardin Koalga, but they call me ‘the detective.’” This is how the 40-year-old health agent from Burkina Faso introduces himself.
Bernardin, who is in charge of finding children who ...
Mapping malnutrition treatment coverage with mobile technology
It’s just a few minutes past 6am, but already more than two-dozen community health agents from the ALIMA/SOS Médecins/Keoogo consortium have gathered in the courtyard of ALIMA’s office in Burkina Faso...
Optimizing the treatment of malnutrition
Since 2012, ALIMA and its partners have been training mothers and other caregivers across Africa to use a simple, tri-colored bracelet, known as the MUAC, to screen their children for the earliest si...
Challenges of Hospital Care for sick children in West Africa
Dr. Mariama Issoufou, Study Leader in Burkina Faso and Dr. Susan Shepherd, Pediatrics Expert, work with the goal of improving pediatric and nutritional care in the medical programs supported by ALIMA....
Burkina Faso: New research to treat acute malnutrition
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the medical humanitarian organizations ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) released the findings ...
Dengue fever in Burkina Faso : Yacouba's story
More than 2,500 people in Burkina Faso contracted dengue fever between August and December 2016. At least 20 people died. It was the largest-ever reported outbreak of dengue fever in the country. The ...
Burkina Faso: End of the emergency response to dengue
When Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health asked for help responding to an outbreak of dengue fever, ALIMA and its partners, SOS Médecins Burkina and KEOOGO, began supporting the government-led response o...
Dengue fever hits Burkina Faso
Dakar/Ouagadougou, November 25, 2016 – Nearly 2,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Burkina Faso since August. As of November 22, the Ministry of Health says 18 people have died since the ...
ALIMA and partners supporting management of emergencies at Yalgado Ouedraogo's hospital
OUAGADOUGOU / DAKAR / PARIS, 09/22/2015 – The humanitarian organization ALIMA (Alliance for International Medical Action) and its Burkinabe partners SOS Medecins and KEOOGO are providing medical assis...
South Sudan: populations threatened by nutritional crisis