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WHO teams assist people in hard-to-reach areas of Nigeria

20 February 2017

WHO teams assist people in hard-to-reach areas of Nigeria Medical teams supported by WHO set up mobile clinics in hard to access areas of north-eastern Nigeria. The teams are called “hard-to-reach” teams (HTR) because their mission is to reach remote and insecure areas to provide urgently needed care to populations deprived of essential health services. The 8-year conflict has caused widespread forced displacement and acute food and nutrition insecurity. Large areas of Borno state, the most-affected state, remain inaccessible to humanitarian assistance.

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European Union, WHO and UNICEF partner with Government of Nigeria to strengthen health systems and eradicate polio

17 February 2017

Nigerias Minister of Health (left) and EU Ambassador signing the documents for the 70 million euros grant Abuja, 16 February 2017 - Today, the Executive Governors of Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto joined the Honorable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole in signing a 70 million Euro European Union grant to support the health sector in Nigeria.

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Northeast Nigeria Response Borno Health Sector Bulletin # 16, 29 January 2017

03 February 2017

Northeast Nigeria Response Borno Health Sector Bulletin # 16, 29 January 2017 In 2016, there were approximately 25,000 cases of measles among children in Nigeria, 97% of the cases were in children under the age of ten and at least a hundred children died. The phase two of the national mass measles vaccination campaign has been completed in Borno State. The campaign has ended in all 25 targeted LGAs with final data being awaited. At the time of reporting, 2,608,090 children had been vaccinated (84% coverage), with data from 5 LGAs still…

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WHO capitalizes on comparative advantage to deepen support for Nigeria’s health agenda

03 February 2017

Dr Alemu (4th from left) and management staff at the 2017 annual retreat in Abuja Abuja, 03 February 2017-In 2016 - Nigeria recorded disease outbreaks such as Lassa fever, poliomyelitis, cholera and measles. Equally, the scale of humanitarian crisis in the northeast was uniquely different due to the nature of insurgency in the region with 6.9 million people in dire need of humanitarian assistance. As Nigeria focuses on achieving better health outcomes beyond 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) organized a 2-day annual staff retreat in Abuja to align its strategies with the government of…

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Nigerian Crisis Situation Report, Issue number 22, 21 -27 January 2017

02 February 2017

Malnutrition screening at Kwaya Kusar LGA by health worker The measles vaccination campaign, conducted in partnership with Nigerian government, WHO and several non-governmental organizations, also included vitamin A supplement for all children under five to boost their immunity and as well deworming tablets. Under the mass measles vaccination campaign across Borno state, 2,608,090 children have been vaccinated out of target of total 3,113,620 children of age group 6 months to 10 years in 25 LGAs with 84% coverage.

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Borno State weekly epidemiological bulletin, 09 - 15 January

31 January 2017

Borno State weekly epidemiological bulletin, 09 - 15 January Alerts are based on 7 weekly reportable diseases in the national IDSR reporting format (IDSR 002) and 8 additional diseases/health events of public health importance in the IDP camps and IDP hosting areas.

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Northeast Nigeria Response Borno Health Sector Bulletin # 15, 22 January 2017

26 January 2017

Open communal kitchens at Konduga IDP Camp The national measles vaccination campaign commenced on the 13th January targeting all children aged from 6 months to 10 years in accessible areas in Borno State has reached a total of 1,807,490 in 10 LGAs during the first 5 days of the campaign.

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Nigerian Crisis Situation Report, Issue number 21, 14 -20 January 2017

26 January 2017

Handing over of SAM kits at Molai General Hospital, Jere LGA The national measles vaccination campaign commenced on the 13th January targeting all children aged from 6 months to 10 years in accessible areas in Borno State has reached a total of 1,807,490 in 10 LGAs during the first 5 days of the campaign.

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