Sunday, April 21, 2024

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC)

March 5, 2024

NCDC reveals how Nigerians can identify meningitis symptoms for early intervention

NCDC) says meningitis is a serious disease that requires prompt medical attention for effective treatment.

January 11, 2024

NCDC says efforts intensified to combat meningitis outbreak

NCDC says it has demonstrated a proactive approach in combating the cerebrospinal meningitis outbreak.

January 9, 2024

Tetanus, diphtheria threat to pregnant women, says NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said that tetanus and diphtheria are threatening pregnant women.

December 18, 2023

Nigeria confirms 13 fresh cases of dengue fever

The dengue virus (DENV) is a leading mosquito-borne virus with a wide geographical spread and a major public health concern.

November 1, 2023

Nigeria met 70% COVID-19 vaccination target: Official

Director of Disease Control and Immunisation in the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Bassey Okposen, said 70 percent of Nigerians were vaccinated against COVID-19

NCDC chart and vaccinated individual
October 3, 2023

Lassa Fever Outbreak: 1,968 cases recorded in 28 states, NCDC says

NCDC has registered 1,068 Lassa fever infections across 112 local government areas in 28 states.

Lassa fever infected patient
August 30, 2023

US CDC collaborates with NCDC to establish rapid testing laboratories

“In 2020, at the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, only three laboratories had the capacity to test for COVID-19 infection.”

RAPID TESTING LAB ( Credit: Scripps Health)
July 20, 2023

Nigeria receives $9 million grant from Canada for COVID-19 vaccines

Nigeria has received a CAD9.3 million grant from the Global Initiative for Vaccine Equity (CanGIVE) to boost COVID-19 vaccine delivery.

July 10, 2023

FG warns everyone at risk of contracting diphtheria as Nigeria records 798 cases

As of June 30, NCDC confirmed 798 diphtheria cases from 33 local government areas in eight states, including the FCT.

June 6, 2023

‘Disease X’: NCDC urges Nigeria to prepare well for next pandemic

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) says a peacetime health system is needed to better prepare for the next pandemic.

Covid 19 and NCDC DG, Ifedayo Adetifa