PRO/EAFR> Cholera – Nigeria (05): (Cross River) update


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Date: Thu 8 Jun 2023
Source: The Sun [edited]

So far in 2023, 4 political wards in Obubra Local Government Area in
Cross River State have reported the highest number of cholera cases.

Available data from National Primary Health Care Development Agency
(NPHCDA), and World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that Nigeria
has reported 723 cases in 9 states in 2023, and Cross River state
reported the highest number of cases with 517 cases from Obubra LGA.

As a result, the Cross River State government in collaboration with
NPHCDA and WHO has flagged off a vaccination campaign against Cholera
in the affected local government area, to perhaps, stop community
transmission and also protect the lives of children in the affected

WHO, in a tweet on Thursday [8 Jun 2023], confirmed that 79
vaccination teams have been deployed to administer oral cholera
vaccines in the 4 hotspot wards in Obubra Local Government Area,
targeting people aged 1 year and above.

It was optimistic that with technical support from WHO and a
partnership from GAVI, the campaign will mitigate the transmission of
the outbreak. “Officials are optimistic that vaccination will stop the
transmission of cholera in the affected communities.”

[Byline: Fred Ezeh]

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