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Children at an MSF mobile clinic/outpost set up outside the Dagahaley camp for new arrivals.

Record admissions at MSF hospital in Dagahaley, as humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate

The scale and severity of humanitarian needs in the Dadaab camps demands a wide-scale response 

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Kenya: Responding to malnutrition in Marsabit

Since mid-March 2022, MSF team has been supporting county health authorities in Illeret Ward in Marsabit County, Kenya, as they respond to the malnutrition crisis.MSF response included training health care workers (HCWs), strengthening the medical component of integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM), including outreach activities, screening and setting up the ITFC/SC (Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding center/specialised care) services within Illeret Health Center.
Zeitun Yussuf(centre) and Fiona Mutindwa (right) speak to a mother during an outreach in Illeret

Kenya: Community surveillance and sensitization must continue for fast identification of malnutrition

Zeitun Yussuf is one of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) community health educators (CHEs) whose work includes carrying out community surveillance and health education. CHE’s are based in the community and have been actively identifying, observing and reporting malnutrition cases from the community. Their work is critical for early detection, enrolment and management of malnutrition cases. She shares her experience as a community health educator and her personal experiences with the drought.


Health Promotion is an integral part of healthcare

From Kenya to Pakistan, Patrick Kibira has worked with MSF in various countries over the past decade. He shares with us what keeps him inspired. 


Kenya: Stigma and discrimination increase exclusion from mental healthcare for vulnerable populations

Mental health services must be adapted urgently to respond to the needs of vulnerable populations through confidential, friendly, gender-responsive services, and support from health workers while addressing their overlapping vulnerabilities.


Kenya: As Dadaab sees sharp rise in new arrivals, MSF calls for an increased humanitarian response

MSF urges the UN Refugee Agency and Kenyan authorities to ramp up humanitarian support and urgently launch vaccination campaigns


You yourself can make a difference

It was fairly easy for me to become a doctor, as well as getting medical access, but growing up, I knew that that was not the ideal world for everyone. So, I thought of contributing in making it a more equal world thus the humanitarian thought of working in places where people do not have it easier.


“Drug addiction is an illness that should be treated just like any other illness”

"Working with people who use drugs was something totally new to me. In Kenya I also found a totally different culture from what I am used to, but I have interacted with good people and the staff I have worked with are talented and know their work well," Ijaaz Zarin – MSF project coordinator, Kiambu.