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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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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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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Developing Medium-term Strategies for Cholera Control in Nigeria

July 27, 2018

As part of preparedness to develop medium and long-term interventions for cholera control, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) organized a workshop in Abuja on the 19th July 2018. The goal was to review the country’s historical data on […]

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Strategic Risk Profiling and Vulnerability Assessment for Public Health Events in Nigeria

July 16, 2018

Last week, with the support of the WHO, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) hosted stakeholders and partners to a 5-days workshop on strategic risk profiling and vulnerability assessment for public health events in Nigeria using the Strategic Tool for Assessment of Risks (STAR). ‘The workshop was to bring all the stakeholders who are […]

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Cholera: The Value of a Collaborative Outbreak Response

September 5, 2017

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

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