Global Health Security

DRC Ebola Outbreak Spread Across Border; Uganda Confirms First Ebola Case

June 12, 2019

After numerous previous false alerts, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced the first confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ebola outbreak with 1.977 confirmed cases and 1.396 deaths since Aug. 1, 2018, currently […]

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Measures for Improved Lassa Fever Preparedness in Nigeria Paying-off

Decline in Lassa Fever Cases as NCDC Sustains Intensive Response

March 11, 2019

Over the last five weeks, there has been a decline in the number of new cases of Lassa fever reported in Nigeria. In addition, the country has witnessed a reduction in the number of people who have died from the disease, compared to 2018. Interacting with members of the press at a briefing held on […]

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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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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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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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Ebola flare-ups in West Africa Linked to “Persistently” Infected Survivors

June 26, 2018

Researchers linked eight Ebola flare-ups that occurred in West Africa after the peak of the region’s 2-year epidemic to survivors who became “persistently and subclinically infected” following an acute Ebola virus disease episode. “Because scientific evidence of persistent infection and its possible consequences is now available, counseling should be prioritized, because often survivors of the West […]

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A Global Pledge to End Cholera by 2030

October 4, 2017

An ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 launches today. The world is embracing universal health coverage, good health for all and today, a target is set to eradicate cholera for good. Cholera is a disease of inequity—an ancient illness that today sickens and kills only the poorest and most […]

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#Cholera: The Value of a Collaborative Outbreak Response

September 5, 2017

NCDC, and NPHCDA are working closely with WHO, MSF, UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies in Borno, to support the State Government in curtailing the spread of the outbreak. On the 16th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified of a possible outbreak of Cholera in a camp for Internally Displaced […]

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Is your area flooded? How to #staysafe from diarrhoeal diseases…

July 27, 2017

Every rainy season brings the possibility of an outbreak of diarrhoeal diseases. Germs spread easily from an unhygienic environment to food and water sources. Flooding may cause the contamination of water sources. How then do you protect yourself and family from diarrhoeal diseases? You should be able to  identify the symptoms of diarrhoeal diseases You […]

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Dear Lagosians, #StaySafe from Diarrhoeal Diseases!

July 26, 2017

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, was joined at a briefing in Alausa on Tuesday, by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde. He confirmed an outbreak of cholera in three Local Government Areas of the state. The cases presented with the diarrhoea and vomiting associated with cholera. The cases have been linked […]

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