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Nigeria: 1,629 Suspected Cholera Cases & 48 Deaths Since April

  • Cholera Cases in Nigeria. Jun. 14, 2023.

    Cholera Cases in Nigeria. Jun. 14, 2023. | Photo: Twitter/@thecableng

Published 14 June 2023

"...13 states were impacted by cholera..."

On Tuesday, the Nigeria's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) announces that, as of April this year, 1,629 people were suspected of cholera, including 48 deaths.


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In Abuja, at a national cholera plan review conference, the director general of the NCDC, Ifedayo Adetifa, said that 13 states were impacted by cholera.

According to Adetifa, the health agency has taken measures to strengthen the country's prevention, control and management of cholera outbreaks.

According to official, some of the measures taken by the agency are: investing in clean water and sanitation infrastructure, promoting hygiene practices, providing access to vaccines and treatment, and conducting surveillance and monitoring of cholera outbreaks.

Adetifa also stated that cholera is preventable and that all “stakeholders” should adopt necessary measures to totally stop its spread.

“In 2022, Nigeria recorded approximately 600 deaths from cholera, with the highest-burden falling on children aged between 5 and 14 years,” Adetifa said.

Official reports state that the NCDC is collaborating with other ministries, agencies and partners to validate the National Strategic Plan of Action for Cholera Control in Nigeria.

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