A cholera outbreak has killed more than 800 Nigerians, most of them children. The spread of the disease is several times higher than last year.
The situation has been exacerbated by problems in the health care system. The indefinite strike called by doctors on August 2, as well as the devastating floods of militants, have greatly reduced the chances of stopping the approaching catastrophe.
Medical workers have expressed dissatisfaction with low wages, poor working conditions, and a lack of personal protective equipment. Earlier, Health Commissioner Yakubu Danja told a meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) that the government would not leave citizens without help, and hospitals would get everything they needed as soon as possible.