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19 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF welcomes commitments to meet the needs of Nigeria's 2.5 million malnourished children and urges further action

ABUJA, 10 October 2017 – UNICEF applauds action this week by the Wife of the President, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari as well as by parliamentarians to address the urgent need to tackle child malnutrition in Nigeria.

19 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global theme for International Day of the Girl is “Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision 2030”

Abuja, 11 October 2017 – As Nigeria joins countries around the world to celebrate International Day of the Girl, Kaduna State fulfilled its commitment to launch a campaign to end violence against children. Kaduna is now the seventh Nigerian state to have launched such a campaign, following promises made by all states to put in place action plans to end violence against children.

19 Oct 2017 description

In Epi-week 39, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was formally notified of suspected cases of monkey-pox disease in Bayelsa state. A response team was constituted immediately and deployed to the state to investigate the situation and verify the report. Preliminary investigative report revealed that some suspected cases of monkey-pox disease had been identified and possible routes of transmission as well.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 35 additional cases were reported.

  • No death reported.

  • Dikwa, Mafa and MMC LGAs reported zero cases

  • No alert from new areas.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported in the state is 5,020, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2559 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1681 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively

18 Oct 2017 description
report Logistics Cluster

The Service Request Form (SRF) is a standardized document that must be completed by any organisation requesting services from the Logistics Cluster (included but not limited to Transport, Temporary Storage and Fuel Distribution). Accurate information on the forms is critical for successful tracking and documentation of the services provided. The user should carefully review the document before electronically submitting the form to the cluster.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Countries Should do More to Protect Schools from Attack

Zama Neff
Executive Director, Children’s Rights Division

17 Oct 2017 description

In Numbers

5.2 m people estimated to be food insecure (IPC Phases 3 to 5) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, during the lean season (JuneSeptember) (Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)

1.62 m people displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, August 2017)

Highlights

17 Oct 2017 description

Following guidance from surveillance data, the following activities were conducted in the identified hotspots by WASH sector partners

• 12 HHs and 468 persons covered by Hygiene promotion messaging and other WASH services in Jere • 2 latrines cleaned/disinfected and 5 hygiene kits distributes in Jere • 9 water points chlorination in Jere • 7 shelters disinfected in Jere

17 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 25 additional cases were reported. 4 new cases found during community active case search.

  • No death reported.

  • Dikwa, Mafa and MMC LGAs reported zero cases

  • No alert from new areas.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported in the state is 4963, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2517 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1663 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Justin Forsyth

9 October 2017

“We all want to go to school,” 11-year old Fatima* tells me, talking on behalf of all eight girls in the wooden hut. After listening to the horror of their stories, it’s not an answer I necessarily expected.

I’m in a displaced persons camp, on the outskirts of Maiduguri town, Borno’s state capital, in northeast Nigeria. A region that has been ravaged by conflict, malnutrition and now cholera – after years of Boko Haram violence. Children are targeted and exposed to unspeakable horror and suffering. They are literally under attack.

16 Oct 2017 description
  • October 7: Nigerian soldiers killed two Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.

  • October 8: Nigerian soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno.

  • October 9: Suspected cultists killed fifteen in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.

  • October 10: Nigerian troops killed fifteen Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier in Gwoza, Borno.

  • October 10: Unknown gunmen killed the ex-Plateau head of service, one soldier, and one other in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.

16 Oct 2017 description

Monday, October 16, 2017

UPDATE ON MONKEYPOX - Government Confirms Three Cases

On the 22nd of September 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) received a report of a suspected case of Monkeypox virus disease from the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), Okolobiri, Bayelsa State. The Bayelsa State Ministry of Health initiated an outbreak investigation and response, supported by a team from NCDC, which was immediately deployed to the state.

16 Oct 2017 description

ABUJA, 16 October, 2017- The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873,837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi.

The ten-day campaign began on Friday (13 October) and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers. It targets residents aged 9 months to 45 years old.

“This campaign aims to ensure that people living in high-risk areas are protected from yellow fever, and to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, WHO Nigeria Representative.

16 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 32 additional cases were reported.

  • No death reported.

  • No case reported from Dikwa, Mafa and MMC.

  • No new alert.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4936, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2503 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1653 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively