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Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Wikipedia

Capital: Niamey

Population: 24.21 million (2020) World Bank

President: Mohamed Bazoum

Currency: West African CFA franc

Fertility rate: 6.82 births per woman (2019) World Bank

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Cholera Outbreak in Niger

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On 6 September, the Ministry of Health has confirmed cholera cases in two District in Maradi and Zinder region. From 29 August to 5 September, a total of 20 cases were registered, 5 people are still in hospital and no deaths have been reported so far.

In the two affected regions, a SURGE rapid intervention team has been mobilised by the health authorities. In Madarounfa a treatment unit with a capacity of 10 beds was set up with the support of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Niger is a country regularly affected by cholera epidemics. 

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