Nigeria

Nigerian Conflict - Armed Conflict in the Northeast - Situation Report #9 | 10 - 16 October 2016

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- On 11 October 2016, WHO in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health delivered emergency medical supplies to an international NGO partner for distribution to facilities in Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA). The supplies are enough to treat 20,000 people for three months.
- As part of its efforts to expand the Hard to Reach Teams (HTR) to the most difficult to access areas and to the underserved populations, the SMOH with the support of WHO has identified six additional areas where the hard to reach teams will be deployed, these include: Dikwa, Mafa, Kukawa, Gwoza, Mongunu and Ngala LGAs.
- WHO and other partners are supporting the State Ministry of Health in Borno and other neighbouring north eastern states to implement the third round of the polio Outbreak Response (OBR).
- The Hard to Reach (HTR) teams continued delivering integrated health services to Muna garage and Damboa internally displaced people’s (IDP) camps and in 14 LGAs in Borno State reaching 7,255 children under the age of 5 years with Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) and 689 with Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV).