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Nigeria Center for Disease Control Investigates Strange Illness in Kogi & Kwara State

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is supporting Kogi and Kwara States in ongoing investigations and NCDC Rapid Response Team is ready to be deployed as required. On the 17th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control… Continue Reading →

#LassaFeverAlert: Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Speaks

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of an outbreak of Lassa Fever in Lagos & is in close contact with State Epidemiology Team. On the 4th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified… Continue Reading →

Alert: Prevention and Control of Hepatitis E Infection

States are advised to create increased awareness on Hepatitis E infection in their communities and implement preventive measures Hepatitis E is a viral infection of the liver with an incubation period that ranges from 2 to 8 weeks. It is transmitted via… Continue Reading →

“This is the Time to Create a Platform that will Work for One Health in Nigeria”- Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Strengthening One Health Through Field Epidemiology Training Since its inception in 2016, the Annual Scientific Conference is a national platform for public health experts to engage strategically on public health issues. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 11: An Insightful Roller Coaster of Events

What did you do differently this week? While you spent the week flowing with work, the world was zooming to another level in the race towards global health security. This week, Nigeria is proud to host its first Joint External… Continue Reading →

Nigeria Completed Joint External Evaluation (JEE): The ball is now in play

In the words of the Dr. Ambrose Talisuna, who led the WHO External Expert team, Nigeria’s assessment process is high quality… In the recent past, countries would conduct a self-assessment of their capacities to prevent, detect and respond to disease… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 10: The Numbers Always Tell a Story

A report by World Bank compared the cost of financing pandemic preparedness with the cost of responding to an outbreak. Nations spend far more to respond to a disease than to prevent it in the first place. In preparation for… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 9: This Week Was Africa Week

This week, was truly #AfricaWeek. A new Director-General of WHO has just been elected, as the individual who is to steer the affairs of the global health agency for the next five years has emerged from Africa. Likewise, the world… Continue Reading →

NCDC Releases Statement On Nigeria’s Preparedness Plan Against Ebola

Nigeria’s response to Ebola in 2014 was recognised globally for its speed and efficiency. NCDC and its partners will leverage this successfully in its preparedness to prevent, detect and respond. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control just released a statement… Continue Reading →

Everyone Can Lend a Hand In The Response to Meningitis

Social media has become a useful tool for epidemic control and management. Platforms such as Facebook are developing tools to improve health outcomes. The Ebola outbreak was one such classic example, numbers alone could not describe the reach and penetration… Continue Reading →

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