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Northeast Nigeria Response: Health Sector Bulletin #31, 1 - 15 September 2017



  • As of September 15, 2017, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases and deaths are 2,451 and 48 respectively (CFR 1.9%). The burden of cases has decreased in Jere and Dikwa, while it remains high in Monguno.

  • The Borno State Government confirmed that it would vaccinate adults and children (over 900,000 doses) in the state against cholera outbreak; the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, confirmed this. The cholera immunization exercise would commence on Sept. 18, in the LGAs worst affected by the disease.

  • Although the second cycle of the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprophylaxis (SMC) was completed in the end of August in Maiduguri, Jere, Monguno, Konduga and Mafa) reaching 1,207,709 targeted children; malaria remained the leading cause of morbidity reported during Epi week 36, accounting for 53% of morbidities and 41% of the mortality. The third SMC cycle is planned to be integrated with the October 2017 polio campaign.

  • The number of Hepatitis E virus outbreak cases recorded in Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala LGAs in Borno since the beginning in early May is markedly declining.

  • The deadline for the submission of proposals for the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund second Allocation has been set for 6th October 2017.