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Northeast Nigeria Response: Monthly Health Sector Bulletin #10, October 2018

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  • The Health Sector response plan under HRP-2019 has been finalized including 15 projects, owned by 12 partners and with the total financial requirements of US$ 73.7 million to support 4.9 million people across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

  • Through the WHO supported mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) 10 mental health specialists, have been engaged and trained with each conducting 10 outreach visits monthly to three to five health facilities in the state in addition to the introduction of mental healthcare services at the primary healthcare facilities and outreach sessions across the state.WHO has also conducted close to 1,100 mental healthcare outreach sessions in 40 health facilities reaching over 17,000 contacts between October 2017 and September 2018 and referred over 1,500 patients to the Federal NeuroPsychiatric Hospital Maiduguri for further clinical management and care.

  • In Borno state, the total number of suspected cholera cases reported stands at 5,823 with 73 associated deaths, (CFR – 1.26%). 2262 in Jere, 1,380 in MMC, 340 in Magumeri, 34 in Kaga, 161 in Konduga, 136 in Chibok, 11 in Shani, 42 in Damboa, 1048 in Ngala, 90 in AskiraUba, 161 in Kwaya-Kusar, 56 in Bama, 57 in Dikwa and 45 in Guzamala LGAs. No additional case reported from Magumeri, Askia/Uba, Ngala, Kaga, Chibok, Dikwa, Shani, Damboa, Kwaya-Kusar and Bama LGAs.