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Northeast Nigeria Humanitarian Response - COVID-19 Response: Health Sector Bulletin - December 2020

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5.6 Million PEOPLE IN NEED OF HEALTHCARE

4.4 Million PEOPLE TARGETED BY THE HEALTH SECTOR

1.9 Million IDPs IN THE THREE STATES

>3.0 Million PEOPLE REACHED IN 2020

Highlights

  • As of 1st January 2021, a total of 1,374 confirmed COVID19 cases have been recorded including 69 deaths.

  • The SMOH and Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP), in collaboration with WHO and partners, conducted capacity building sessions for 30 Laboratory Scientists and Technicians on COVID-19 sample collection and analysis.

  • Yobe SMOH team, in collaboration with WHO HTR teams and AVADAR informants, UNICEF VCMs, and CGPP volunteers, conducted mass community sensitization, reaching 8,971 people with COVID-19 prevention messages.

  • DRC distributed a 3-month supply of hygiene kits comprising of 15 bars of soap to 632 HHs in Mubi South, 877 HHs in Mubi North, and 4,857 HHs in Gwoza.

  • Sensitization on GBV and available services at referral centers was conducted in the HTR areas in Adamawa and Yobe state by WHO with 1,920 women were sensitized.

  • PHC workers trained on mhGAP response, treated a total of 161 patients with mental health disorders made up of 84 males and 77 females, in 7 PHCs across Bama, Mafa, Maiduguri, Ngala and Nganzai LGA.