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Northeast Nigeria Response (Borno State): Health Sector Bulletin #27, 1 - 15 July 2017

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  • The number of cases of Hepatitis E has doubled in Ngala and Damasak; and it has slightly increased in Monguno compared to the previous epidemiological reporting weeks. A total number of 42 blood samples were positive out of 66 (64%).

  • In Ngala camp MSF-Swiss has completed an isolation unit for pregnant women & newborn with Hepatitis-E.

  • UNICEF and FHI-360 clinics are managing the increasing caseload of HEV infected patients. Case management training is planned for clinicians

  • Under the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) four projects were received with total amount of around 6.6 m US$ while 3 projects amounting 2.2m US$ were shortlisted for advisory board review and approval.

  • A recent analysis commissioned by WHO through the Global Malaria Program showed Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention can decrease malaria morbidity by around 50% when implemented at the peak season.

  • WHO in collaboration with SMOH implemented the first round of SMC from July 8 – July 12 targeting 1,116,052 children between 3 and 59 months of age in 4 LGAs of Borno state (MMC, Jere, Monguno and Konduga) hosting around 51% of the target group in the state.

  • UNHCR reported that over 800,000 Nigerian refugees were accommodated at Minawawo resettlement camp, while 50,000 others were randomly resettled in Cameroon alone.