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In Kano, Nigeria, the MSF Academy has implemented its Outpatient Care learning programme.

Kano State is the second largest state in the country. The MSF project is based on the concept of supporting the Kano health system to provide care for illnesses with special focus on common morbidities of Malaria, Respiratory tract infection, Gastro-enteritis, Sexual and reproductive health and, since 2022, ambulatory and in-patient nutrition services.

Learners and mentors during a training session, Nigeria, 2022. ©MSF

The Outpatient Care programme in Kano started in June 2022 for a group of 20 Community Health extension workers from two primary healthcare facilities. It was successfully completed by March 2023.

A second phase of this project is under preparation, which will involve the implementation of the programme in new health centres.