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06 Aug 2019 description

05 August, 2019 | Abuja – NCDC PARTNERS WITH RESOLVE TO SAVE LIVES (RTSL) TO PREVENT EPIDEMICS IN NIGERIA

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally launched its collaboration with Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), an initiative of Vital Strategies. RTSL is a global public health initiative that works with governments to implement strategies for epidemic prevention and improved national health security.

06 Aug 2019 description

Surveillance | Performance Indicators

25 Number of LGAs*

24 Number of LGAs that reported

268 Number of health facilities

223 Number of health facilities that reported

83% Completeness at health facility level.

88% at LGA level.

83% Timeliness at health facility level. 88% at LGA level.

04 Aug 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 72 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

02 Aug 2019 description

NCDC Intensifies Efforts in the Control of Monkeypox in Nigeria Through Animal Surveillance

Since 2017 when the first monkeypox case was detected in Balyesa State after 39 years of the last outbreak in Nigeria, the disease has also been detected in other states. With the improved surveillance system, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has worked with states and partners to detect, respond and control the outbreaks.

29 Jul 2019 description

Surveillance | Performance Indicators

25 Number of LGAs*

24 Number of LGAs that reported

268 Number of health facilities

219 Number of health facilities that reported

81% Completeness at health facility level.

81% at LGA level.

81% Timeliness at health facility level. 88% at LGA level.

28 Jul 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

26 Jul 2019 description

Resource Mapping for Sustainable Implementation of the National Action Plan for Health Security in Nigeria In 2018, Nigeria developed a National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) with coordination by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP). Since then, relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are currently at different levels of implementation of the 19 technical areas and over 600 activities.

22 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

  • Outbreak of cholera in 3 Local Government Areas of Adamawa State

  • Updates on the repatriation of 4,000 Refugees from Cameroon

  • Strengthening partner capacity on Information Management in the Health Sector; 70 HSWG partners trained

  • Cholera Sensitization, Preparedness & Response Planning Meeting among HSWG

  • Updates at the Monthly Field Coordination Meeting (MOFCOM)

21 Jul 2019 description

Surveillance | Performance Indicators

25 Number of LGAs*

24 Number of LGAs that reported

268 Number of health facilities

209 Number of health facilities that reported

77% Completeness at health facility level.

88% at LGA level.

77% Timeliness at health facility level.

88% at LGA level.

21 Jul 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 70 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Measles in Chad

  • Cholera in Cameroon.

19 Jul 2019 description

In the last three years, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has responded to outbreaks of epidemic prone diseases, utilizing effective coordination through Emergency Operations Centres as one of our main strategies. In 2017, a national Public Health Emergency Operation Centre (PHEOC) was established as the NCDC Incident Coordination Centre (ICC). Using the principle of the incident management system, the ICC has been used to monitor signals and coordinate outbreak response.

15 Jul 2019 description

Surveillance | Performance Indicators

25 Number of LGAs*

24 Number of LGAs that reported

270 Number of health facilities

210 Number of health facilities that reported

77% Completeness at health facility level. 88% at LGA level.

77% Timeliness at health facility level. 88% at LGA level.

14 Jul 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (environmental sample) in Ghana

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

12 Jul 2019 description

Blending Science and Communication- The Art of Scientific Writing

11 Jul 2019 description

Rainy Season and Infectious Diseases: 5 Tips to Prevent Cholera

Various states in Nigeria have begun to experience high levels of rainfall. High rainfall can cause widespread flooding, and stagnant water can be a breeding ground for bacteria as well as mosquitoes. This also leads to increased transmission of communicable diseases such as cholera. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a public health advisory, with five tips to prevent the spread of cholera.

08 Jul 2019 description

Surveillance | Performance Indicators

25 Number of LGAs* Number of LGAs that reported

270 Number of health facilities

201 Number of health facilities that reported

73% Completeness at health facility level. 88% at LGA level.

73% Timeliness at health facility level. 88% at LGA level.

08 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In many new displacement locations, there is an urgent need to scale up health services as existing response capacities are overwhelmed due to scale of the problem and burden on health services. Population living in conflict zone are without any humanitarian support and health partners are facing challenges to access these population pockets especially in an events of outbreaks.

07 Jul 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

02 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Damboa LGA, overall the PHC services are running smoothly for the newly arrived displaced population however, health partners will need additional resources to fill critical gaps, maintain these services and to avoid any disruption in health services delivery. Reported cases of measles among the new arrivals is a worrying development given the present level of overcrowding in limited spaces they are staying, including outside open spaces.