Dr Salih M. Auwal
Salih Muhammad Auwal is a medical doctor and also the COVID-19 focal clinician at Shinkafi hospital, Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria.
“This project started as an emergency project for malnutrition in 2019. Around April 2020, we started having malaria cases. When the peak season for malaria started, the cases we were seeing were beyond all expectation. We were admitting 25 to 30 children with severe malaria each day. MSF responded by increasing the number of beds from 19 to 54, setting up additional wards in tents and hiring extra staff. From January to October 2020, MSF treated 35,358 patients for malaria across Zamfara state.”