Northeast Nigeria Response (Adamawa, Borno & Yobe States) Health Sector Bulletin #28 16th – 31st July 2017
As the Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Outbreak spreads in Niger, on 18 June 2017, an outbreak of HEV / Acute Jaundice Syndrome was confirmed in three local government areas (Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala LGAs) of Borno State. As part of the outbreak response, a Risk Assessment Surveillance and Outbreak was conducted by WHO experts during reporting period.
MSF-CH conducted a Rapid Retrospective Mortality Survey in Banki camp from April to July 2017. The 4th mortality survey (15-18 July) showed a Case Mortality Rate (CMR) estimated at 0.87 deaths /10,000 people per day (95%CI: 0.70 - 1.04) and the U5MR at 2.08 (95%CI:1.59 - 2.57). Both rates are at the limit of the SPHERE standards alert thresholds for sub-Saharan African countries. Comparatively to the mortality rates estimated in December 2016, these results might reflect a worsening of the living conditions for the population living in Banki.
The WHO first round of Seasonal Malaria Chemotherapy (SMC) targeting children between 3 and 59 months of age in 4 Borno LGAs, preliminary data shows an estimated 1 million children in the target group. In addition, 1,500,000 Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) for the diagnosis of malaria were distributed to Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.