The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF).The partnership is to serve as counterpart contribution for the procurement and distribution of the commodity in the six Geo- Political Zones of the Country.
In the reporting Week 19 (May 07-13, 2018) five new confirmediI cases were reported from three states -Edo(1), Ebonyi (1) and Ondo (3) with one new death in Ondo state
From 1st January to 13th May 2018, a total of 1914 suspectedi cases have been reported from 21 states. Of these, 428 were confirmed positive, 10 are probable, 1468 negative (not a case) and 8 samples are awaiting laboratory result (pending)
HIGHLIGHTS (APRIL 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Joint supervision and monitoring visit to Daware Host community in Fufore LGA
Commencement of the Operational Health Sector Working Group meeting (OHSWG) in Mubi North LGA
Operational Inter-Sector Working Group (OISWG) team visit from Borno to Mubi North in Adamawa State
Updates on the Voluntary and dignified repatriation of over 4,600 refugees of Adamawa State extraction from Cameroon
Nigerian government has expressed its readiness to prevent importation of Ebola in to the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole made this known on Thursday 10th May, 2018 while briefing the press on the current status of Lassa Fever in Nigeria and the outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of in Congo.
He said Federal Government is fully prepared to stop any attempt to import Ebola to the Country.
In this reporting week 9th – 15th April, 2018
o Two new presumptive positive samples were recorded from the Central Public Health Laboratory [(Ikwere LGA in River State 1), (Irepodun/Ifelodun LGA in Ekiti State 1)] Sample awaiting shipment to Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar
o All the states in the country have reported at least one suspected cases
o Last confirmed case in Nigeria was reported on 8th March, 2018
o No new IP Dakar confirmed case of yellow fever in the reporting week
In the reporting Week 18 (April 30-May 06, 2018) three new confirmediI cases were reported from two states -Edo(2) and Ebonyi (1) with no new death.
From 1st January to 6 th May 2018, a total of 1894 suspectedi cases have been reported from 21 states. Of these, 423 were confirmed positive, 10 are probable, 1460 are negative (not a case) and 1 is awaiting laboratory result (pending)
Performance indicators (Epi Week 17):
In Epidemiological Week 17 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).
EXPERTS MEET TO DELIBRATE ON CASE MANAGEMENT OF LASSA FEVER
In the 16th week of the outbreak, only one new confirmed case was reported, which is the lowest weekly case count since the onset of the outbreak. No deaths were recorded.
During the outbreak, there has been a growing need to review the national case management protocol for Lassa. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) hosted the National Lassa fever Case Management meeting between 26th and 27th April 2018.
The Round XXII Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessment by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) aims to improve understanding of the scope of internal displacements, returns and the needs of aﬀected populations in conﬂict-aﬀected states of north-eastern Nigeria. The report covers the period of 18 March to 18 April and reﬂects trends from the six states most aﬀected by displacement: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.
1 Strengthen in scale the availability of quality services managing acute malnutrition for children (boys and girls 6-59 months) and pregnant and breastfeeding women through increasing access to treatment
2 Increase capacity to identify malnourished children and provide them with treatment as well promote services preventing undernutrition while supplementing for micro-nutrient deficiencies.
Performance indicators (Epi Week 15):
In Epidemiological Week 15 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).
As outbreak control efforts have been intensified, only five new confirmed cases of Lassa fever were reported in the week that ended on the 15th of April 2018. This is the lowest number of cases reported in a single week since January 2018. This also marks the eighth week of continuous decline in new confirmed cases showing that the efforts to control the outbreak are bearing fruit.
The Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole remarked on the current situation:
STRENGTHENING OF STATE EMERGENCY PREPAREDENESS AND RESPONSE CAPACITY
In the reporting week that ended on the 15th of April 2018, Nigeria recorded the lowest number of new Lassa fever cases since the onset of the outbreak in January 1st 2018. Five new cases were reported across four states.
The outbreak has taught us a lot of lessons including the need to strengthen surveillance and response architecture at state level.
- 13 additional suspected cholera cases was reported between the 11th and 17th of April 2018
- No deaths reported during this period
- No new alerts
- No cases reported from Kukawa ward in more than the duration of two incubation periods
CONTACT TRACING: A CRITICAL ACTIVITY FOR ENHANCED SURVEILLANCE
In Epi-week 14, Nigeria continued to record a decline in the number of new confirmed cases of Lassa fever. However, contact tracing remains an important aspect of the outbreak response activities, ensuring no case is missed.
Contact tracing is a critical aspect of surveillance activities for Lassa fever. Contacts are categorised based on the level of contact with infected patients and/or their body fluids. This is seen in the table below:
Category of Contact::
No Risk Contact
The Cadre Harmonisé (CH) is the current ECOWAS/Sahelian Regional framework for consensual analysis of acute food insecurity situations. The results of this analysis for sixteen northern states of Nigeria and the FCT were arrived at after analyzing the food and nutrition security outcome indicators and their relevant contributing factors namely, Hazards and Vulnerability, Food Availability, Access, Utilization including Water, and Stability.
Performance indicators (Epi Week 14):
In Epidemiological Week 14 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as
timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).
MEASLES: 10 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 311 and 03 deaths. CFR is 1.0%
AFP: 07 case of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 116.