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Covid19 Infectious Disease Torchlight Series

At the frontlines of Nigeria’s COVID-19 response: The Laboratory

Ultra-low freezers hum and beep continuously in the biorespository room, supporting the non-stop diagnostic activities at the National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja, on a relatively quiet Friday afternoon. This is one of the reference laboratories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The laboratory is open 24 hours a day as […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Keeping Nigerian Hospitals Infection-Free: Lagos team develops curriculum to train infection control specialists

Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase attributed to the ancient Greek Hippocrates that means, “First, to do no harm.” Non-maleficence is one of the most important principles in medicine, and in its simplest translation expresses the expectation that medical practitioners and hospitals should not cause harm to patients. Hospitals are supposed to be where people get […]