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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DRC’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable- CDC Director warns

November 6, 2018

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said on Monday that the Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched. If that happened, it would be the first time since […]

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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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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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