Global Health Security Event

Regional Collaboration Key to Attaining Health for All in West Africa

WAHO calls for Collaboration Among Medicines Regulatory Agencies

February 2, 2019

Access to healthcare as a human right can only be achieved when there’s access to quality medicines, in order to step up efforts to harmonize medicines registration, strengthen drug regulations and access to quality medicines in the region, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), called for collaboration among the 15 countries medicines regulatory agencies in […]

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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Cost sub-Saharan Africa US$13 Billion Yearly

Experts issue recommendations to guide progress towards stronger immunization systems

January 24, 2019

Over the past five years, immunization coverage in sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated at 72%, exposing populations to vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks.  Global immunization experts attending the biannual Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting urged African countries to strengthen their routine immunization. In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 31 million children younger than 5 years suffer from […]

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#BREAKING: NCDC Activates Response to Increasing Lassa Fever Cases in Nigeria

January 22, 2019

Following an increase in the number of Lassa fever cases reported from several states since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared an outbreak for Lassa fever, and activated an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate the response. There has been an increase in the number of Lassa […]

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Rapid diagnosis and intensified research crucial in managing Lassa Fever

January 21, 2019

“It has been half a century since Lassa fever was discovered in northern Nigeria, but healthcare workers in West Africa still urgently need appropriate equipment and training to safely manage patients of all ages affected by the disease. Research into better tools for timely diagnosis and treatment is also necessary to save more lives in […]

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Nigeria is Taking the Lead in the Control of Lassa Fever Globally- LIC2019

January 14, 2019

Ahead of the Lassa Fever International Conference, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC held a press conference to introduce LIC2019 to the media. In the last 50 years, Nigeria has recorded several pockets of Lassa Fever outbreaks, most of them going untracked due to the country’s capacity to tackle the diseases. “The last two […]

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Nigeria finally legalizes her National Public Health Institution (NCDC)

November 13, 2018

After about seven years of existence, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) gets full legislative backing. Today, the Bill for an Act to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has been signed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, giving the agency a full legal mandate to continue protecting the health of […]

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The REDISSE Project Implementation; Where is Nigeria?

October 15, 2018

In light of the lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016, the WorldBank has made a commitment to assist the countries in West Africa and across the continent in improving their capacity to detect, prevent and respond to disease outbreaks, that means that we need to invest in surveillance systems, epidemic preparedness and response, […]

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The WorldBank Approves additional $120m to REDISSE Project

October 15, 2018

The World Bank Board of directors has approved the Third Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Project, committing additional US$120 million to the work plans Mr. John Paul Clark, World Bank Senior Health Specialist disclosed this today at the opening of the ongoing technical sub-committee meeting of the REDISSE project at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos, […]

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Global HandWashing Day 2018: ‘Clean hands – A recipe for health’

October 12, 2018

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership and is an opportunity to […]

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UK SIGNS MOU WITH NIGERIA TO STRENGTHEN HEALTH SECURITY

October 3, 2018

The United Kingdom through its national public health institute, Public Health England (PHE) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to strengthen health security in Nigeria. The  International Health Regulations (IHR) strengthening programme in Nigeria is part of a £16 million project funded by the UK Department of Health, to support the capacities of national […]

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