NCDC Weekly Epidemiological Report: Volume 9, No. 32 - 23rd August, 2019

Report
from Government of Nigeria
Published on 23 Aug 2019 View Original

Nigeria’s Implementation of the World Bank REDISSE Project

The 2014-2016 West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak highlighted the urgent need for countries to strengthen their surveillance systems for better epidemic intelligence and control. To support this, the World Bank (WB) provided a Ninety Million Dollars (USD90 Million) credit facility to Nigeria as part of a five year “Regional Disease Surveillance System Enhancement (REDISSE)” project (2018-2022). The REDISSE project, is a ‘series of interconnected projects’ (SOPS) involving multiple borrowers i.e. ECOWAS member countries and coordinated at the regional level by the West African Health Organization (WAHO).

The project seeks to facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration and high impact interventions in four areas: disease surveillance and information systems, emergency preparedness and response, laboratory services, workforce development and One Health governance at the sub-national, national and regional levels.

Since April 2018, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has served as project coordinating unit for Nigeria’s REDISSE project, representing the Federal Ministry of Health, in this unique collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), WB and other relevant institutions.

The REDISSE project has supported the regional training of Rapid Response Teams, the review of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response national guidelines, as well as, providing critical funding through the innovative Contingency Emergency Response funding which was administered by the WHO and UNICEF during the successful response to the Lassa Fever outbreaks in 2018/19. The REDISSE funding has also supported the conduct of the Pathway for Veterinary Services (PVS) gap assessment in the country, recruitment of ad hoc veterinary staff for some states and procurement of vehicles for veterinary officers at the State and LGA levels.

The NCDC, FMARD and WB held a meeting from August 19th -23rd 2019 to review the country’s project work plan. The meeting provided an opportunity to review progress made and validate activities for the last quarter of 2019 and commence planning towards the 2020 work plan.

In attendance at the meeting were the representatives of the project’s National Technical Committee,, NCDC, FMARD, National Veterinary Research Institute, WB, African Field Epidemiology Network, Resolve to Save Lives and the academia.

Summary of Incidents

Ongoing Incidents are defined as confirmed cases where a national EOC or equivalent has been activated

Other incidents are those confirmed cases for which EOC is not activated

Notes

  1. Information for this disease was retrieved from the Technical Working Group and Situation Reports

  2. Case Fatality Rate (CFR) for this disease is reported for confirmed cases only

  3. Information for this disease was retrieved from IDSR 002 data

  4. CFR for this disease is reported for total cases i.e. suspected + confirmed

  5. Information for sentinel influenza was retrieved from the laboratory