[FIRST PERSON] An account from a Filipino nurse in Nigeria

[FIRST PERSON] An account from a Filipino nurse in Nigeria


In Nigeria, our teams are responding to high numbers of malnutrition cases. In September, our team in Maidiguri admitted more patients for malnutrition than any other month so far this year. In the internally displaced people (IDP) camps, we see a lot of cases of malnutrition. Many people, especially children, are suffering. Many families do not even realize that malnutrition is an emergency, because it seems normal for them to have a baby with very low body measurements. They think, this baby is normal because I can see, among my neighbors, it’s like this as well.  



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