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Nigeria: Monitoring malnutrition on a smartphone
Our team in northeast Nigeria have been using an innovative system to monitor cases of malnutrition.
Using a smartphone to collect information, the team went house to house and referred malnourished children to MSF’s nutrition centres for medical care.
The survey allowed the team access to live data, so we could monitor malnutrition and see how rates were changing in real-time.
The good news is that rates of malnutrition have now stabalised, thanks to a massive deployment of aid. While the survey has finished, our medical humanitarian programmes in Maiduguri and elsewhere in Borno State are continuing.