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The Multi-sectorial Emergency Response to a Cholera Outbreak in Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Borno State, Nigeria, 2017

The Multi-sectorial Emergency Response to a Cholera Outbreak in Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Borno State, Nigeria, 2017

Author: 
Moise Chi Ngwa
Alemu Wondimagegnehu
Ifeanyi Okudo
Collins Owili
Uzoma Ugochukwu
Peter Clement
Isabelle Devaux
Lorenzo Pezzoli
Chikwe Ihekweazu
Mohammed Abba Jimme
Peter Winch
David A Sack
Publication Date
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Affiliation: 

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (Ngwa, Winch, Sack); World Health Organisation, or WHO (Wondimagegnehu, Okudo, Owili, Ugochukwu, Clement, Devaux, Pezzoli); Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (Ihekweazu); University of Maiduguri Faculty of Social Science (Jimme)

"Understanding behaviours and community norms through rapid formative research should improve the effectiveness of the emergency response to a cholera outbreak."

Nigeria's Boko Haram conflict has displaced thousands into unsanitary internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Borno state, leading to a cholera outbreak (5,340 cases and 61 deaths) in Muna Garage IDP camp in August 2017. In response, the Borno Ministry of Health (BMOH) and international partners implemented an oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign. This qualitative study was conducted as part of monitoring and evaluation to inform future emergency response efforts.

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Source: 

BMJ Global Health 2020;5:e002000. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002000. Image credit: WHO Regional Office for Africa

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