Humanitarian Health Action

Nigeria WHO Grade 3 emergency

Information on health services essential for humanitarian response in Borno State, Nigeria

10 November 2016 -- WHO is supporting the Borno State Ministry of Health to roll out an online system that collects important information about health services. This system, known as Health Resources Availability Monitoring System (HeRAMS), aims to improve the collection, collation and analysis of information on the availability of health resources and services in humanitarian emergencies.

Nigeria - WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO donates emergency medical supplies for the response in Borno State, Nigeria

WHO/P Ajello

November 2016 -- WHO has donated lifesaving medical supplies to three health sector partners responding to the emergency health needs of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno State, Nigeria. Two full Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHK) with enough medicines and supplies to provide essential care for 20 000 people for 3 months were donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) Spain. These kits are being used to support the response in Benisheik hospital and camps in Jere and Maiduguri local government areas. These kits also contained medicines and supplies to prevent malaria and HIV infection.

Nigeria - WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO and partners support measles vaccination in Borno State, Nigeria

WHO/P Ajello

November 2016 -- WHO and health partners helped vaccinate more than 10 000 children against measles in 2 days in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the conflict-affected Borno State. Since 6 June 2016, health clinics in IDP camps in Borno State have seen increasing numbers of measles cases. From early September until late October, 744 suspected cases of measles, and 2 deaths, were reported from WHO-established EWARS reporting sites. The majority of these children had never been vaccinated against measles and most of them were aged less than 5 years.

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Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health partners funding requirements for 2016
US$ 24 748 290 (health partners including WHO)

WHO funding requirements for 2016
US$ 5 031 200

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