Further insights into reasons which led to Ekureku Cholera Outbreak

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December 2022, Ekureku community in Abi LGA of Cross River Central senatorial district experienced a cholera outbreak which took the life of nothing less than 30 persons NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

In an interaction with community development expert, Kingsley Eworo of Budget Transparency Accountability Network, BTAN our correspondent gleaned scientific causes to the lethal outbreak.

While delineating a certain MICS and NICS excerpt by the NBS, and NPHCDA Eworo explained that access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene were responsible for the medical incident in the community.

According to him, ‘the percentage of population with access to basic drinking water, basic sanitation and basic hygiene in Cross River State is 51.7, 18.2 and 24.4 respectively.

‘These are excerpts from the 2021 MICS and NICS carried out by National Bureau of Statistics and National Primary Health Care Development Agency with support from UNICEF, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi.’

The implication to the above set of information is that ‘5 out of every 10 persons in Cross River State, have access to improved drinking water, less than 2 out of every 10 persons have access to basic sanitation and 2 out of 10 persons practice basic hygiene,’ Eworo concluded.



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