One problem that keeps me awake at night is the recurring outbreaks of #cholera in parts of Nigeria. More worrisome is the water, sanitation & hygiene facilities in our country that contribute to these. In the midst of this, we're finding solutions
#NCDCSundayReflections
Over the last five months, States in #Nigeria have experienced outbreaks of #cholera. Although the numbers are now declining, it was hard to get States to prioritise water and sanitation! No reason we should be having #Cholera outbreaks in 2018.
Driving across States in Nigeria (and even within cities), the sight of people openly defecating, refuse poorly disposed, water carriers (mai ruwa) washing their watercans is not rare. We have a situation in our hands with regards to #WaSH
Over the last few months, at the national level, we have strengthened our relationship with @FMWRNigeria. We co-host weekly #cholera meetings and jointly decide on solutions. We have begun gradually but recognise our 36+1 States have a lot to do
Together with our sister agency @NphcdaNG & @WHONigeria, we recently concluded an activity to map out the LGAs with highest burden of #Cholera in Nigeria. We plan to use this to develop a medium term #cholera vaccination strategy & other control efforts
Together with our sister agency @NphcdaNG & @WHONigeria, we recently concluded an activity to map out the LGAs with highest burden of #Cholera in Nigeria. We plan to use this to develop a medium term #cholera vaccination strategy & other control efforts
Our #RiskCommunications Team is also working on a nationwide communications strategy for #Cholera. We encourage that you share these key messages in every community you find yourself
We all have a part to play to #EndCholera in #Nigeria. Everytime you dispose refuse poorly, you contribute to the burden of one disease that we are working hard to eliminate. We will also continue developing strategies but recognise the solution begins with #WaSH

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