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Testimony from the field: 3 questions to Clarisse, Nutritional Assistant in Chad
Clarisse Allaira Bakada has been running awareness campaigns at the Intensive Therapeutic Feeding Center (ITFC) within the Chad-China Friendship Hospital in N'Djaména, Chad, since 2013. A midwife by p...
“The work is exhausting, but rewarding”
Doctor Ousmane Abdoulaye, an attending physician with ALIMA/Alerte Santé within the Chad-China Friendship Hospital’s Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Center, describes what it is like to work each day, c...
N’Djamena: Urgent need to increase treatment capacity for severely malnourished children
Training health workers to treat malnutrition
ALIMA has set up specialized training schools providing practical, on-the-job training for doctors and nurses to improve treatment for children hospitalized with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) with c...
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....
N'Djamena at the peak of malnutrition
N'Djamena / Dakar, 16 August 2017. With the beginning of the ‘hunger gap’, ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) and its Chadian partner Alerte Santé are seeing an increase in the numb...
Malnutrition in Chad: Hospital's nutrition unit overwhelmed by dramatic increase in malnourished children
Back from the field: Dr Bing