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Nigeria - Preparedness and Response to Acute Watery Diarrhoea Outbreaks


NigeriaCholera is a global threat to public health and a key indicator of slow social development. The disease is very common in developing countries, including Nigeria.
Cholera can be linked to the lack of clean and safe water supply, poor sanitation practices and poor infection prevention and control measures in health facilities across the country.
As Cholera is a preventable and treatable disease, it is unfortunate that so many people die from the disease yearly in Nigeria. The lack of resources, infrastructure and preparedness plans in the country has contributed to this.
With the aim of minimising the number of people who are infected or die from this infection in Nigeria, this document has been developed to provide clear guidance to health care workers and health authorities involved in patient care and management as well as the public health response to Cholera outbreaks in Nigeria.
It is my sincere belief that the concerted adherence by health care workers to the principles detailed in this document would go a long way in ensuring that Nigeria turns the curve towards elimination of Cholera.
I commend this guideline to health care workers.

National Cordinator /Chief Executive Officer,
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)


These documents are related to the country webpage, accessible here: Nigeria