Nigeria-CDC

Fighting Cholera with the Power of Geospatial Mapping

May 17, 2019

The Cholera Threat According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cholera (an infectious disease which causes acute watery diarrhoea) remains a global threat to public health with an annual average of 82,000 deaths. In Nigeria, the cholera burden has been an average of 10,000 cases annually with over 70% of the cases coming from Bauchi, […]

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A Move to Protect Healthcare Workers in Nigeria

NCDC Launches "TURN NIGERIA ORANGE" Project To Mark 2019 World Hand Hygiene Day

May 10, 2019

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched the ‘Turn Nigeria Orange’ Project to strengthen the culture of hand hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) generally in healthcare institutions across the country. This is part of activities to commemorate the 2019 World Hand Hygiene Day in Nigeria. Every year on the 5th of May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) with […]

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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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#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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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 Hosts LASSA FEVER International Conference to Mark Fifty Years After Isolation of the Virus

January 8, 2019

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and its partners will host the first Lassa Fever International Conference between 16th and 17th of January 2019 in Abuja. This is to mark fifty years since the Lassa fever virus was first isolated, in a town in Nigeria. The opportunity created by the ‘anniversary’ of the discovery of […]

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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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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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