Nigeria steps up campaign to fight infectious diseases

The Nigerian government is committed to addressing the challenges posed by infectious diseases such as the rampant coronavirus pandemic cholera.

At a pre-conference workshop before the maiden edition of the Nigerian Conference of Applied and Field Epidemiology (NiCAFE), the director of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Chikwe Ihekweazu said his agency is working to strengthen infodemics management as part of the national emergency preparedness and response framework.

He noted that the NCDC is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) on this.

About the conference

The conference, organized by the NCDC, aims to strengthen the country’s preparedness for emergencies in the event of an outbreak of infection.

According to the organizers, it will take place in cooperation with partners and will take place from July 26th to 28th under the motto “Building Back Better- COVID-19 and other disease outbreaks. “

According to the NCDC, the conference will focus on how Nigeria can build on the COVID-19 response to strengthen the country’s ability to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks.

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