Nigerian Conflict - Armed Conflict in the Northeast - Situation Report #27 | 16 - 31 March 2017



  • The index case for the recently confirmed Lassa fever tested negative for PCR after 10 days of the onset of bleeding and has returned to her community for normal life.

  • Contact tracing for the confirmed Lassa fever ended on 21 March in Madinatu, Zabarmari and Umaru Shehu Hospital.

  • WHO has distributed urgently needed Basic Health Kits that have high risk of stock rupture. The quantities are estimated to help the partners continue their work for about 3 months.

  • WHO is supporting the construction of a Viral Haemorrhagic Fever VHF/Lassa Treatment Centre at the Mulai Hospital as approved by the Borno state EOC.

  • National Immunisation Plus Days (SIPDs) targeting 1.9m children (0-59months) in 25 out of 27 LGAs was implemented from 25 – 29, March 2017.

  • In 24 LGAs, the hard-to-reach teams screened 8,590 children for malnutrition. 450 (5%) were Moderately Acute Malnourished (MAM) and 94 (1%) were Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM) according to MUAC measurement.

  • Health sector is working on co-leadership with an NGO to strengthen coordination and performance of the health sector response, as well as enhance NGO participation in health sector coordination