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23 Jun 2017 description


  • More than 800 people arrive in Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon, bringing total returns to more than 13,000 since mid-April

  • Nigerian officials, relief actors coordinate to expand IDP site capacity in Borno by establishing new camps to accommodate the population influx

  • Rainy season exacerbates the spread of waterborne hepatitis E in bordering communities of Niger and Nigeria


19 Jun 2017 description

Current major event

Diagnostic capacity for Zika Virus enhanced

15 Jun 2017 description


  • Some 200,000 Nigerian refugees hosted in neighbouring countries – Cameroon, Chad and Niger –are starting to return to Nigeria, especially from Cameroon, which received 62% of those refugees. Since 12th May around 11,000 returnees have arrived in Banki-Bama LGA from Cameroon.

14 Jun 2017 description
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Executive Summary and Illustrative Report
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Executive Summary

The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period October 2015 to June 2016. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting Member States in the African Region in health development. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the three Intercountry Support Teams.

13 Jun 2017 description


  • This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: four Grade 3, seven Grade 2, four Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.

13 Jun 2017 description


  • From 13th December, 2016 to 2nd June, 2017, a total of 14,473 suspected cases and 1,155 deaths (CFR= 8%) of CSM have been reported from 25 States

  • Of the 460 laboratory confirmed cases, 371 (80.6%) were Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C

  • In the last four weeks (Epi-week 16-19), 24 Local Government Areas (LGAs) have been in alert/ epidemic status in three States — Zamfara, Sokoto and Katsina

11 Jun 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 16 May to 31 May 2017. It does not include information on the operations of actors that are not part of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).


09 Jun 2017 description

Abuja, 09 June 2017 - With the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in the northwestern states of Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara, the World Health Organization (WHO) through its collaborative networks, has developed the capacity of the existing laboratory in Ahmed Sani Yeriman Bakura specialist hospital Gusau, Zamfara state to a standard public health laboratory. The upgraded facility is now capable of meningitis diagnosis and isolation of meningitis organisms, thus enabling meningitis diagnosis.

08 Jun 2017 description


  • IDP camps in Nigeria’s Banki town host more than 42,000 people

  • Population influxes to Nigeria’s Pulka town strain already limited resources, notably water and shelter

  • Attack against IDPs in Cameroon’s Mayo- Sava Department results in at least nine civilian deaths

  • Health officials record 770 hepatitis E cases in Niger’s Diffa Region from January–May


05 Jun 2017 description


  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.

02 Jun 2017 description

Yobe, 01 June 2017 - Yobe state in northeast Nigeria has concluded the second round of vaccination campaign against meningitis, with technical and financial support from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Results from the campaign which ended on 27 May 2017, indicate that 136,355 persons aged 2-29years were vaccinated with ACW meningitis vaccine in Fika, Fune, Gujba and Damaturu Local Government Areas (LGAs). The coverage is more than the expected number of people targeted in the campaign.

30 May 2017 description

For yet another year, Nigeria and Niger are facing severe outbreaks of meningitis C. Both countries are part of the ‘meningitis belt’, a region that stretches across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia, and is particularly affected by the disease during the dry season. From 13 December 2016 to 14 May 2017, a total of 13,943 suspected cases, and 1,112 deaths, of meningitis have been reported from 24 states in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

29 May 2017 description
  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

26 May 2017 description


  • USG announces additional $45 million for the Nigeria humanitarian response

  • More than 11,800 people relocate to Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon in May

  • WFP continues providing emergency food assistance to IDPs and refugees across the Lake Chad Basin Region

  • International donors contribute $24 million to the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund


25 May 2017 description


Violence induced by the Boko Haram insurgency now in its eight year and military counter-insurgency operations has forced more than 1.8 million people to flee their homes in the six northeastern states, and particularly in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (where 92 per cent of the displaced are from). More than half of these displaced are children.

24 May 2017 description

Crisis overview

6.9 million people are living in areas with inadequate health services in the northeast, including more than 68% of the 1.8 million IDPs living in host communities across Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. The lack of qualified staff and essential medicines, and the destruction of medical facilities all continue to hamper the implementation of interventions.