Ministry health

Yobe State Ministry of Health – Cholera Outbreak Situation Report No.11 to December 26, 2021 – Nigeria

Strong points:

• Only one (1) new suspected case and no deaths were reported in week 51

• This is a significant decrease (75%) in the number of new cases compared to the number reported in the previous week (4 cases were reported in week 50)

• The cumulative number of suspected cholera cases is now 4,016 with 91 deaths associated with cholera (CFR 2.26%)

• The new suspected case was reported in the Nguru LGA. The other fourteen (14) affected LGAs have had no new cases in the past three (3) weeks, at least.

• The constant decrease in the number of cases is due to the innovative strategies adopted by the SMOH, WHO and partners such as the “search and destroy” strategy against cholera, the deployment of community health champions for awareness raising. door-to-door and large-scale capacity building of health workers on the prevention and control of cholera infections (IPC), etc., in LGAs of hotspots.

• During week 51, Yobe SMOH and SPHCMB, with support from WHO, conducted additional capacity building training for 55 health workers on cholera infection prevention and control (IPC) in LGAs. from Nguru, Jakusko and Potiskum.

• Yobe SMOH and SPHCMB, with the support of WHO Community Health Champions (CHC) and cholera response teams, carried out door-to-door awareness raising and WASH interventions in the LGA of Nguru, reaching up to 473 households and 1,771 people with cholera prevention messages and interventions.

• Yobe SMOH and SPHCMB, with the support of WHO and partners, continue the weekly coordination meetings of the multisectoral cholera response at the National Emergency Operations Center (COU) with the Ministry of Water Resources, agencies competent, health and WASH partners, and other stakeholders.