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Yola, December 29, 2021 – In its ongoing efforts to support health services in Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) has donated health response materials to the Adamawa State government, to help fight the epidemic. of cholera.

Items donated included Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS), Ringer’s Lactate (RL) Solution, Water Guard, Aqua Tabs, Industrial Boots, Heavy Duty Gloves, Latex Gloves, Cannulas, Backpack Sprayers, IV kits, jerry cans, posters, face mask, banners, to name a few.

Handing over the items on behalf of the WHO Country Representative, Adamawa State Coordinator (SC) Dr Sameeh Omoleke, assured the government that WHO will continue to support the State in its quest to achieve universal health care coverage for all its inhabitants.

“The donated material complements the government’s activities to stop the transmission of the disease,” he said.

Receiving the donated items, Adamawa State Director of Public Health Dr Laori Celine congratulated WHO as a reliable partner who has always supported improving the health status of the community. population.
Representing the Health Commissioner, Dr Céline mentioned that the WHO has always been involved in many health responses in the state. “… We appreciate the WHO for this intervention and others in the health sector, especially in the ongoing response to the cholera epidemic. WHO continues to lead the cholera response by coordinating other partners and has provided commodities to fight the disease. leadership and cooperation, ”she said

Likewise, the President of the Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Suleiman Bashir Saidu, praised WHO for its kind gesture in ensuring that the people of the State of Adamawa receives quality health care services and has promised to use the donated material wisely.

“On behalf of the Adamawa State Government, I want to assure you that we will use these materials effectively. We are going to deploy all the structures in the health sector to get out of the situation, ”he said.

Remember that the WHO, since the beginning of the year, has been supporting States across the country in the fight against the cholera epidemic. Since the start of 2021, Nigeria has reported sporadic cases of cholera. As of week 49 of 2021, (33) states had reported at least one case of the disease.

In Adamawa State, the total number of cases reported as of December 23, 2021 is 1,783 suspected cases with 54 deaths (CFR = 3.0%). So far 12 Local Government Areas (LGAs) have been affected, and 5 LGAs are still actively reporting.

Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness that can kill within hours if left untreated. Cholera epidemics have become an annual occurrence in Nigeria and remain a threat to public health. It affects both children and adults and has resulted in many preventable deaths over the years.

In addition, supportive supervision is underway by the government and partners and supported by WHO to improve the cholera response.

Technical contact:
Dr Omoleke Semeeh; Email: [email protected]

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