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24 Nov 2022 18:00

MSF Ireland Event: Responding to a Catastrophic Malnutrition Crisis in Northwest Nigeria

Join Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland for an special event featuring medical staff who will discuss their work providing independent medical assistance to people affected by the catastrophic malnutrition and health crisis in Northwest Nigeria.

Violence, displacement and epidemics are contributing to this malnutrition and health crisis in Northwest Nigeria. Malnutrition affects children under five most severely and has serious consequences for health. MSF teams have so far this year assisted more than 100,000 children with acute malnutrition in this part of Nigeria.

Join us to hear about how MSF staff are responding, the stories of the people living through this humanitarian crisis and what must be immediately done to prevent more deaths and suffering.

Speakers:

· Melusi Mabhena, MSF Medical Team Leader, Katsina, Northwest Nigeria.

· Dr Mark Sherlock, MSF Health Advisor for Nigeria.

· Introduction by Isabel Simpson, Executive Director, MSF Ireland.

Update: Sally Hayden, Africa Correspondent, The Irish Times

Special guest host: Eimear Lowe, Foreign Editor, RTÉ News and Current Affairs

Location: Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, D02 A213

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022

Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start

register here to attend