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18 Jul 2017 description


  • The number of cases of Hepatitis E has doubled in Ngala and Damasak; and it has slightly increased in Monguno compared to the previous epidemiological reporting weeks. A total number of 42 blood samples were positive out of 66 (64%).

  • In Ngala camp MSF-Swiss has completed an isolation unit for pregnant women & newborn with Hepatitis-E.

  • UNICEF and FHI-360 clinics are managing the increasing caseload of HEV infected patients. Case management training is planned for clinicians

17 Jul 2017 description

Among many women who brought their children to the WHO-supported mobile team for free healthcare services was Aisha, a 29-year-old mother of 6. Keeping her children healthy is a top priority. However, she lives in Ngandu, a remote village located in Kaga, Borno state, Nigeria, which for several years was cut off from regular health services due to conflict.

17 Jul 2017 description


This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 37 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, seven Grade 1, and 21 ungraded events.

13 Jul 2017 description

Polio this week as of 12 July 2017

  • At the G20 Head of State Summit in Hamburg, Germany, last weekend, leaders acknowledged the efforts to eradicate and committed to completing the job of polio eradication. More.

  • Journal of Infectious Diseases publishes supplement of articles on polio endgame and legacy implementation lessons learned and best practices. More.

13 Jul 2017 description


I: Safe Water Use and General Hygiene Practices

12 Jul 2017 description

Sokoto, 10 July 2017 - Paramount rulers under the umbrella body, Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health Care (NTLC), are determined to continue with their role of mass mobilization and community engagement to boost population immunity and improve health indicators in the region.

10 Jul 2017 description


This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, six Grade 1, and 24 ungraded events.

This week’s edition covers key ongoing events in the region, including the grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Ethiopia and outbreaks of hepatitis E in the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Niger and Nigeria), malaria in Burundi, dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire, and visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.

10 Jul 2017 description

Sokoto, 08 July 2017 - Governors, Legislators, the Sultan of Sokoto, Government functionaries and Development partners on 8th July 2017 converged in Sokoto state to flag-off the July 2017 round of Sub-National Immunization Days (IPDs) campaign. The symbolic occasion was a unique opportunity to demonstrate collective commitment in the final battle against the poliovirus in Nigeria.

06 Jul 2017 description

Weekly country updates as of 4 July 2017


No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 remains four. The most recent WPV1 case had onset of paralysis on 16 April from Nawzad district, Hilmand province.

03 Jul 2017 description


  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, six Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

30 Jun 2017 description


357 Index of countries/areas

357 Index, Volume 92, 2017,

Nos. 1–26

359 WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020: progress report on elimination of trachoma, 2014–2016


357 Index des pays/zones

357 Index, Volume 92, 2017,
Nos 1-26

359 Alliance mondiale de l’OMS pour l’élimination du trachome d’ici 2020: Rapport de situation sur l’élimination du trachome (2014-2016)

29 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nasarawa, 27 June 2017 - The Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NAPHDA) has adopted instruments of World Health Organization (WHO) accountability framework to improve efficiency of the health workforce and instill a culture that makes personnel highly responsible. The framework, which rewards outstanding performance, also sanctions staff members with dwindling outcomes.

29 Jun 2017 description

Standard case definition for case detection- focus on Cholera

In the Epi-week ending 25th June 2017, the Cholera outbreak in Kwara state continued with a total of 1,429 suspected cases reported as at 20th June 2017. Nine cases out of this have been laboratory confirmed. Ten deaths have been recorded so far, with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.69%. The number of affected Local Government Areas (LGAs) still remains four.

28 Jun 2017 description

The Korea Foundation for International Healthcare is supporting efforts to improve surveillance in one of the last remaining strongholds of the poliovirus.

Surveillance is one of the central pillars of polio eradication. Disease detectives globally are constantly on the alert to find every last virus because without in depth knowledge on where it is, polio cannot be stopped. In northern Nigeria, one of the last remaining places on earth where polio continues to paralyse children, the eradication programme is always on the lookout.

28 Jun 2017 description

Main Story

Preparing to respond to a Cholera Outbreak

Nigeria usually experiences outbreaks of Cholera during the rainy season. These outbreaks usually span from May up until September or October yearly. During these months, the country records high rainfalls, sometimes leading to an overflow of sewage systems and subsequent breakdown in overall hygiene standards. Furthermore, poor access to potable water and crowded living conditions are highlighted as contributory factors to the start and spread of a cholera outbreak.

27 Jun 2017 description


2,334,000 People in needs
148 Million USD Total Estimated budget
31 Million USD for preparedness
117 Million USD For response