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Ahead of Workers Day on Wednesday this week, I would love to share about the amazing Team of people working to ensure health security in #Nigeria
This tweet by my brother & colleague @chukslassacare has several RTs! Grateful that people are learning more about the extraordinary efforts done by health workers in managing infectious diseases in #Nigeria. The growth of #FMCOwo is an amazing one to tell
Nearly every week, we have colleagues deployed as NCDC Rapid Response Team members, away from their families and 'comfort zones', working in states to support outbreak response, with no extra benefits but the personal fulfillment each person feels
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One of our biggest but admittedly most interesting challenge has been responding to a lot of #fakenews. Headlines and stories that do not reflect the true story at @NCDCgov despite our #opendata

I'm grateful that journalists and organisations are doing more to ensure better reporting of health data. Two weeks ago, the #NCDCTeam supported the facilitation of a health journalism masterclass. We do this to show our willingness to be held accountable by the public
Over the weekend, we saw a publication stating @NCDCgov has relied solely on funding from @CDCgov since its establishment. This is not true as the Government of Nigeria funds NCDC as a government agency and partners like the US-CDC support
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This has been one of the most exciting weeks for all of us at
@NCDCgov. The signing of the #NCDCBill has been a seven-year dream for many people. Finally, we have a legal mandate to continue protecting the health of Nigerians
Monday November 12- Long flight from #IMED2018 panel in Vienna, to @AFENETAfrica Ministerial meeting/conference in Maputo. While reflecting on the engagements and what it meant for @NCDCgov, the good news came- Mr President had announced the signing of the #NCDCBill
The #NCDCAct means a lot to us and for the country. It means our national public health institute has improved access to required specialised resources to protect the health of Nigerians. One we recognise with a high sense of responsibility
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