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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Responds to Cases Of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi State. Three of the confirmed cases are residents of Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA) and the fourth case is a tourist who was visiting Kano State and also visited the Yankari Games Reserve in the same LGA in Bauchi State. […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Detect and Respond: How Edo State is responding to the Yellow Fever outbreak

The new Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) is alive with activity on a Monday morning in Benin City, capital of Edo State. The buzz in the room is comparable with the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre motor park that shares a fence with the Edo State Hospital Management Board, where the PHEOC is housed. Mrs. […]

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SimEx: Fine-tuning Nigeria’s response to potential disease outbreaks

Editor’s Note: This week in Abuja the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) alongside the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), launched the EYE Strategy to eliminate Yellow Fever, with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO, present. A few weeks ago in Lagos, the West Africa Health […]

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WAHO and Nigeria CDC team up to conduct a Yellow Fever Simulation Exercise in Lagos

The West African Health Organization (WAHO), in its efforts to contribute to the capacity building of ECOWAS Member States in the area of preparedness and response to epidemics, is supporting the establishment of national emergency management mechanisms for public health emergencies. To test these mechanisms and procedures in place for the management of major public […]

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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 […]

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Case of Yellow Fever confirmed in Nigeria; Government starts Response

The Hon Minister of  Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, confirms a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Laboratory diagnosis was carried out at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and confirmed at the Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal on the 12th of September 2017. Following the confirmation of […]