News & Press

Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign Amid Outbreak

November 30, 2018

Yellow fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever with high mortality caused by a flavivirus transmitted to humans via the domestic species of Aedes mosquitoes. It is a completely vaccine-preventable disease and a single shot provides immunity for a lifetime. The yellow fever vaccine is freely available to all children under one year as part of […]

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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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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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A Call for Actions to Backup Commitments Towards Ending TB

September 28, 2018

It is unacceptable that millions lose their lives, and many more suffer daily from a preventable and curable disease,” said Dr. Tereza Kasaeva, Director of WHO’s Global TB Programme Tuberculosis (TB), a preventable, treatable and curable disease claimed 1.6m lives just last year including 300,000 people who lived with HIV, according to a recent report […]

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NCDC Calls for Stronger Partnerships and Investments in Scientific Research to Address Public Health Issues in Nigeria

September 7, 2018

“One thing that has stood out for us in Nigeria is the rise of field epidemiologists as foot soldiers during outbreaks. We have seen this in every outbreak Nigeria has had to respond to over the last few years.” Ehanire said In recent years, the world has experienced the emergence and re-emergence of infectious disease outbreaks. […]

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Global immunization annual coverage data “check-up”. What can we learn?

September 6, 2018

Last year, nearly 20 million infants worldwide did not receive all their basic childhood vaccines. Half of them live in just five countries: Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Annual check-ups are part of normal prevention, helping your doctor to identify and address potentially worrisome conditions before they become serious. As a patient, you benefit […]

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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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