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MSF teams treating the different water points in the village of Ara in the commune of Bandé in the department of Magaria in south of Niger. Since June 2021, MSF launched water treatment activities in 15 villages in the commune of Bandé in Magaria, south of Niger, to prevent the development of the mosquito larvae into full grown mosquitoes aiming at decreasing the malaria cases. This region of Niger is well-known for being one of the richest in terms of water resources, and is one of the regions with the highest rainfall in the country. However, these large quantities of water, very close to people’s homes, are a breeding ground and habitat for different types of mosquito, including anopheles, which are responsible for the transmission of malaria throughout the year. When it rains the surface area of the water increases by three to four times, creating more opportunity for egg-laying and larvae development.

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