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In search of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control

Earlier this year, we wrote a blog wondering aloud about the N701Million (USD5M) allocated to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that year. We wrote at the time; “we could neither find a physical address nor a website“. We were criticised by some colleagues for not doing enough due diligence to establish the existence and […]

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The Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

Those that read our blog regularly will remember the early days when we called for a Field Epidemiology Training Programme in Nigeria to train health professionals in Nigeria on the response to outbreaks of infectious diseases in Nigeria. We were delighted to meet a team at the Emerging Infectious Disease Conference in Atlanta last year that introduced themselves as […]

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The outbreaks continue…

We have blogged a lot about outbreaks in Nigeria, and the apathy of our government in responding to them. We have stated our worries about the impact of these on the people, and the ineptitude of the various “taskforces” often set up by government in response. We have on several occasions called for the identification, […]