Niger: The Science of Malaria Prevention in Niger Through Water Treatment

[MSF] In Haramia, as in 14 other villages in the commune of Band é in southern Niger, villagers are living through a rainy season much different to previous years. In these villages, our teams have launched water treatment activities to prevent the development of mosquito larvae who spread malaria.
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