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Key Takeaways: 4th NCDC/NFELTP Annual Scientific Conference 

The Annual Scientific Conference organised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) has remained an avenue for building the capacity of public health professionals and leaders in the field of epidemiology. Sharing their work and experience with the global health community as they play a […]

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Strengthening Health Security through Field Epidemiology – Key messages from the 2018 NCDC/NFELTP Conference

Since 2016, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP) have every year, hosted an annual conference- the largest gathering of field epidemiologists and public health professionals in Nigeria. This year, the conference held from the 4th to the 6th of September, at the Transcorp Hilton […]

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NCDC/NFELTP Conference 5th – 7th July 2017, Abuja: How training “disease detectives” can help Nigeria better prevent epidemics

In the wake of the Ebola and Lassa Fever outbreaks in Nigeria and the larger West African region, the work of “public health disease detectives” more formally called field epidemiologists, has increasingly come to light. Field epidemiologists are the foot soldiers in tracking and analyzing disease outbreaks before they become widespread, and their work provides […]