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Cholera cases dey worse – NCDC

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Public health advisory wey di Nigeria Centre for Disease Control been publish for dia website on Thursday don reveal say confam cases for cholera wey dem get na 2,187 and na 233 deaths dem record inside 31 states from January to September 25, 2022, for di country.

Dem title di advisory ‘Stop Cholera: Strengthening Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Nigeria,’ and dem point out say na limited access to clean water and sanitation facilities, open defecation, and poor hygiene practices been make cholera cases worse.

Part of di thing wey di advisory tok dey here:

“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is leading the national response to an ongoing outbreak of cholera in affected states in Nigeria. A total of 2,187 confirmed cases of cholera have been reported from 31 states and 233 deaths were recorded from January 1 to September 25, 2022.

“Following a recent increase in the number of cholera cases, the multi-sectoral National Cholera Technical Working Group in collaboration with partners has been supporting affected states in risk communication, active case search, case management, water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. The NCDC-led multi-sectoral TWG includes representation from the Federal Ministries of Environment and Water Resources, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Children’s Fund and other partners.

“The outbreak has been exacerbated by limited access to clean water and sanitation facilities, open defecation, and poor hygiene practices. In response, NCDC and its partners have supported the affected states with commodities for case management and laboratory diagnosis, materials for risk communications, and response guidelines among other things. However, medical interventions alone are not sufficient to address the root causes -water, sanitation, and hygiene – of cholera outbreaks.”

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