Thought Leadership Series

Leveraging the Joint External Evaluation to Improve Health Security at Sub-National Level

By Chibuike Alagboso and Onyinye Oranezi When the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Nigeria, Dr Johnson Simon Mafuka who heads the Infectious Diseases unit at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Owerri, Imo State said they knew it was a matter of time before the first case would arrive in the state. At the […]

Press Release

Nigeria successfully completes Joint External Evaluation of International Health Regulations

Nigeria has made commendable progress in fulfilling the requirements of the International Health Regulations (IHR). This is the verdict of the 7-day Joint External Evaluation (JEE) process by a team of international experts as they assessed Nigeria‚Äôs capacity to prevent, detect and respond to threats of public health significance. At a ceremony to mark the […]