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30 Jun 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 76 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

28 Jun 2019 description

Recent Ebola Virus Disease Scare in Nigeria: Are we prepared?

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to experience an outbreak of Ebola viral disease (EVD). Despite the moderate risk of spread to countries like Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continues to work with sister agencies and partners to ensure Nigeria is prepared to prevent, quickly detect and respond to an Ebola outbreak.

23 Jun 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 77 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Jun 2019 description

Learning from Nigeria’s Response to Yellow Fever Outbreaks

In the last two years, Nigeria has experienced a resurgence of yellow fever with cases recorded in 19 states. A multi-agency, multi-partner incident management system (IMS) hosted at NCDC, has led the coordination of outbreak response activities. In line with the International Health Regulation Monitoring and Evaluation framework and to review response interventions, NCDC and partners led by WHO hosted a national YF after Action Review (AAR) meeting in Abuja, from 18-20 June 2019.

20 Jun 2019 description

NCDC Holds Post Yellow Fever Simulation Exercise Dissemination Meeting

16 Jun 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 75 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

09 Jun 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 72 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 Jun 2019 description

Strengthening the next generation of Nigeria’s public health workforce: A new cohort of NCDC interns

02 Jun 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:

31 May 2019 description

Raising the bar on psychosocial needs for Lassa fever cases

Nigeria continues to express yearly outbreaks of Lassa fever (LF), with increase in the number of cases in the last two years. Asides the commonly known symptoms such as fever, bleeding, joint pains etc., there is an epidemiological evidence that LF is also associated with psychological variables such as depression and anxiety. In addition, stigmatisation, fear, self-blame and lack of social support also contribute to the psychosocial burden of LF.

31 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

In this reporting month of May, 2019:

  • Three hundred and thirty-two (332) suspected cases were recorded.

  • One (1) presumptive positive case and one (1) inconclusive were recorded - NCDC Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) reported 1 presumptive positive case from Ondo State - (Akoko South East LGA) and 1 inconclusive case from Rivers State (Gokona)

30 May 2019 description

NCDC Launches Turn Nigeria Orange Project

In providing care to patients, health care workers are particularly vulnerable to infection. This would often occur in context where there is poor infection prevention and control (IPC) practice. During the 2018 Lassa fever outbreak, there were infections and deaths among health workers. A paper was published here to describe this.