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#LassaFever: ‘NCDC efforts have yielded significant results’ – Chike Ihekweazu

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has revealed that the NCDC and partners’ efforts at containing further outbreak of Lassa Fever in some other parts of the country have yielded significant results since last year when the first case was reported. He said NCDC as an organisation with a mandate to prevent ...

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NIGERIA TO HOST LASSA FEVER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO MARK FIFTY YEARS AFTER ISOLATION OF THE VIRUS

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 the virus, is being used ...

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NCDC OFFERS FIVE IMPORTANT TIPS TO PREVENT CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS

During the dry season, high temperatures and low humidity increase the likelihood of transmission of organisms causing Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in Nigeria. Over the last one month, there has been an increase in the reporting of suspected cases of CSM in Katsina, Zamfara, Jigawa, Yobe, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Bayelsa and Ondo with confirmed cases of Neisseria Meningitis Type C ...

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HEADS OF 19 AGENCIES AFFIRM SUPPORT FOR THE NEW NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR HEALTH SECURITY

Nigeria and the rest of the world continues to be at risk of infectious disease outbreaks and public health threats. Over the last few years, the country has experienced outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, cerebro spinal meningitis, Ebola, as well as a resurgence of yellow fever and monkeypox. The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of ...

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Nigeria to Mark National Antibiotics Awareness Week from 12th – 18th November 2018

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Ministry of Environment, World Health Organisation, key private sector and civil society organisations are working together to raise awareness on the misuse of antibiotics in Nigeria. The theme of this year’s awareness is “Misuse of ...

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UK SIGNS MOU WITH NIGERIA TO STRENGTHEN HEALTH SECURITY

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 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 releases 10 ways To Prevent Infectious Disease Outbreaks During Flooding!

TEN MESSAGES TO PREVENT INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAKS DURING FLOODING The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have recently issued a warning alert of flooding, which may affect 13 States in Nigeria. Most of the States are around the Rivers Niger and Benue. Flooding is an event of public health interest due to the resultant ...

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