Field Stories

Use of Volunteer Proven to be an Effective Tool in Healthcare Interventions across Nigeria

September 21, 2018

Besides clean water, no other intervention has been able to reduce the disease burden in the world like vaccines have- WHO Polio immunization in Nigeria has arguably received more consistent publicity than any other disease. The focus on eradicating polio via immunization has often taken center stage in global health conversations, so it is clear why […]

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The 3rd annual NCDC/NFELTP Scientific Conference; Strengthening Health Security Through Field Epidemiology

September 3, 2018

In the wake of the Ebola and Lassa Fever outbreaks in Nigeria and the larger West African region, the work of “public health disease detectives” more formally called field epidemiologists, has increasingly come to light. Field epidemiologists are the foot soldiers in tracking and analyzing disease outbreaks before they become widespread, and their work provides […]

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