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Northeast Nigeria Response (Borno State): Health Sector Bulletin #3, 14 October 2016

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  • 3.7 MILLION IN NEED OF HEALTH ASSISTANCE
  • 2.2 MILLION INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
  • 2.6 MILLION TARGETED BY THE HEALTH SECTOR
  • 1,709,581* POLIO VACCINATED CHILDREN

**HIGHLIGHTS **

  • On Saturday 8 October 2016, the Borno State Deputy Governor launched the distribution of 300,000 Long Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets (LLINs) to accessible Internally Displaced People (IDPs) camps. The distribution by the State Ministry of Health, with the support of UNICEF and funded by USAID, was launched at the Muna Garage IDP camp on the eastern outskirts of Maiduguri. It is planned that a total of 675,000 LLIN will be distributed.

  • A new confirmed Wild Polio Virus (WPV) Type 1 case was reported this week in Monguno LGA. This makes a total of four WPV1 and one circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus Type 2 (cVDPV2) cases recorded in Borno State since August.

  • On-going scale up of the Early Warning and Alert Systems (EWARS) in Borno State with deployment of an additional 102 health personnel in 88 health facilities. EWARS reporting sites have increased from 56 to 160 during this reporting week.

  • The Nutrition Sector Working Group reports 65,000 people in newly liberated areas are estimated to be in famine situation in Borno State.

Situation Update:

  • The latest confirmed Wild Polio Virus (WPV) Type 1 was reported in Monguno LGA. This makes a total of four WPV1 and one Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus Type 2 (cVDPV2) case recorded in Borno State since August 2016. A new phase of the polio campaign targeting 1.6 M children is being initiated this week.

  • Health services are stretched in Maiduguri due to the overwhelming number of IDPs in the city and surrounds.

  • Although 18 Health partners are supporting 128 health facilities in Borno State, the essential health services show major gaps as reflected in the partners 4Ws. -Fig.1 4Ws breakdown per health service as 12 Oct. (Note: data do not reflect the SMOH activities; further analysis is required).

  • According to UNICEF, the lead Nutrition Sector/Cluster Working Group, 1 million people are in emergency situation of which about 90% are from Borno state. This includes 65,000 people in newly liberated areas, estimated to be in a state of famine.

  • The level of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) recorded in July and August in newly-accessible areas in Borno State, Nigeria, revealed an “extremely critical” situation. GAM rates in Bama, Banki,
    Monguno and Dikwa range between 30 and 60 per cent which is associated with a significantly increased risk of child mortality