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President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill for an act to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

As a demonstration of his commitment to national health security, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has signed the Bill for an Act to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Since its establishment in 2011, NCDC has demonstrated its capacity to protect the health of Nigerians by delivering on […]

3rd Annual NCDC / NFELTP Conference

In a bid to create a platform for epidemiologists and public health physicians to share their scientific works with the larger public health audience, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) is organizing her 3rd annual scientific conference in Abuja 4th – 6th September 2018. The theme of the […]

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NCDC, PHN partner with private sector towards ending epidemics in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), have launched a new initiative – the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (A4EPR). The aim is to develop a formal structure for the private sector to support the Nigerian government through NCDC, in the prevention, preparedness, detection, response […]

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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 […]

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NCDC Intensifies Response to the Lassa Fever Outbreak

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has intensified its response to the Lassa Fever outbreak as the number of confirmed Lassa Fever cases from January 1 this year rose to 317 as at the 25th of February 2018, crossing the total number of confirmed cases recorded in 2017. Three states in Nigeria; Edo, Ondo […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th January 2018

Nigeria set to vaccinate 25 million people, its biggest yellow fever campaign ever. 16 deaths recorded as Lassa fever spreads to 10 states. Senate To Enact Disease Control Law. WHO Donates 853 Motorcycles to Strengthen Disease Surveillance in Nigeria. FG Releases N360m For Purchase Of Contraceptives. Nigerian govt, May&Baker partner on local vaccines production. FG […]

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control / Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program: 2nd Annual Scientific Conference

In a bid to create a platform for epidemiologists and public health physicians to share their scientific works with the larger public health audience, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) is organizing her 2nd annual scientific conference in Abuja 5th – 7th July 2017. The […]

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Field epidemiologists gather for ‘One Health’

For three days in July – 5th to 7th – at the Abuja Transcorp Hilton Hotel, epidemiologists from across Nigeria and beyond would gather to discuss  ‘Strengthening One Health Through Field Epidemiology Training’. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP) are hosting their Second Annual […]

2nd NCDC/NFELTP Scientific Conference

In a bid to create a platform for epidemiologists and public health physicians to share their scientific works with the larger public health audience, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) is organizing her 2nd annual scientific conference in Abuja 3rd – 7th July 2017. The […]

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Latest Meningitis outbreak over in Nigeria; Enhanced surveillance continues

With the decline in Meningitis cases, the 2016/2017 Meningitis outbreak is over and the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) responding to the epidemic has been stepped down. The outbreak has been in constant decline for eight weeks and the affected States have recorded much fewer new cases. In the last four weeks, no Local Government Area […]

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Ebola in Congo: Nigeria activates preparedness plan

On the 12 th of May 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) received formal notification from the World Health Organization of an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As part of Nigeria’s immediate response, the Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, issued a statement over the […]

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Meningitis in Nigeria – what’s going on?

The ongoing meningitis outbreak in Nigeria is currently a source of grave concern. The latest reports indicate that since December, Nigeria had reported 2996 cases of meningitis across 16 States. Sadly, 336 Nigerians out of that number died. It is a sad moment for the country and we mourn the victims. Given the widespread nature […]

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NCDC hosts Annual Surveillance Review Meeting in Enugu

Between the 14th and 17th of March 2017, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control hosted its 2nd Annual Surveillance Review Meeting at the prestigious Nike Lake Resort Hotel in Enugu State in the South Eastern part of the country. This 2017 edition of the Annual Surveillance Review Meeting provided the opportunity for colleagues at the […]

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Press Release on activities of the NCDC towards mitigating Lassa fever in Nigeria

Lassa Fever: we are better prepared but there is no magic bullet On 20th December 2016, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed a case of Lassa fever in a healthcare worker who had died at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta. The female nurse died before the laboratory result revealed she was positive for […]