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NCDC DG, @Chikwe_I discussing recent #yellowfever updates in #Nigeria. Tune in NOW to ChannelsTV by via:

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“Unlike #lassafever, #yellowfever is not a disease we should be having because we have a very safe and effective vaccine to prevent it” ~@Chikwe_I
”Its the #yellowfever vaccine that protects, not the card. Many people get the #yellowfever card without the vaccine. Please ensure you are vaccinated to stay safe from yellow fever” ~@Chikwe_I
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Happening now at #NFELTPX19: Presentation on Outbreak of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in Nigeria 2018-2019 season: epidemiological features and lessons learnt by Rimandeyati Yashe
The major lesson we learn during our study was that the availability of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) guidelines and preparedness plans at the lower levels did not translate to usage- Rimandeyati Yashe at #NFELTPX19
States should institute measures to ensure prudent use of antimicrobial agent in poultry production- Abubakar Isyaku urges in his presentation on AMR Profile of Salmonella Isolates from Chickens in Sokoto, 2019, at #NFELTPX19
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#NFELTPX19 is finally here!!!

Theme: Applied epidemiology: providing evidence for public health action
Stay with us for updates as we highlight the great strides in Health Security in Nigeria.
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@NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AFENETAfrica @AfenetNigeria @PHE_uk @Fmohnigeria @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @ResolveTSL @CEPIvaccines Looking through the #NFELTPX19 agenda, I can see a stellar list of speakers who will impart new knowledge and skills and advance public health science- @solaruna at the 4th Annual NCDC/NFELTP Conference
@NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AFENETAfrica @AfenetNigeria @PHE_uk @Fmohnigeria @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @ResolveTSL @CEPIvaccines @solaruna @NigeriaFELTP @drasatrust @USCDCNIGERIA @InfectiousDz .@NAIISNG is a national representative HIV population-based survey conducted in Nigeria's 36 states and FCT. We targetted over 100,000 households and about 170,000 participants- Stacie Greby at #NFELTPX19
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There is a thin line between contributing to knowledge through research and prioritising public health response during outbreaks. For us at @NCDCgov, our responsibility is to find the right balance, as they are interdependent.
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Both research and response are critical. We can not do one without the other. It is important for countries especially like ours, to focus on building strong foundations. Supporting communities to improve health systems that will build trust and save lives
Over the last 3 years, there has been an increased interest of global institutions- public health, research and funding institutes, in the work we do especially in response to #meningitis #Lassafever #monkeypox. We need research to develop new tools to improve response
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I've had interesting and very stimulating discussions this week, that highlight the critical difference the government structure in a Federal Republic like #Nigeria creates for health security, compared to countries with unitary systems of government

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Our role at @NCDCgov as included in the #NCDCAct requires us to 'support' states in outbreak preparedness and response. However, the dependence from states on the national agency is very high. Yet, we cannot ignore, because when we do, people die.
Health is on the "concurrent" list in #Nigeria, i.e responsibility of Federal & Sate govts. Unlike our security architecture which is centralised, our #healthsecurity is de-centralised. No clear line of control & we've to work hard to collaborate & cooperate across govt levels
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Our attention has been drawn to a message circulating on WhatsApp and this tweet, purporting that there is a suspected #Lassafever case in the Asokoro District Hospital. This is entirely FALSE.
The recent national #Lassafever situation report indicates there has been no confirmed Lassa fever case in the FCT since February 2019. Contrary to the message being circulated, no death has been recorded from Lassa fever in the FCT this month. Available: ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitre…
The NCDC appreciates Nigerians for bringing this rumour to our notice. We urge everyone to stay alert for #Lassafever, know the symptoms and report immediately to a health facility when symptoms are observed, to increase the chances of survival.
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