Tag: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Examining Nigeria’s COVID-19 testing capacity & strategy

With just over 422 thousand Covid-19 samples tested in Nigeria as at the 5th of September, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed a further 100 cases late on Sunday to bring the total cases to 55 thousand and five people. Solomon Chollom, Molecular Virologist, joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for a discussion.

Peter Imoesi: Why Nigeria should rethink its COVID-19 testing approach

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says 40,043 COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far. The national public health institute had earlier this month released a guideline for the Integration of Private Sector Laboratories as part of the National COVID-19 Response. Peter Imoesi, Fellow at Aberdeen University joins CNBC Africa to assess Nigeria's approach to testing.

COVID-19: President Buhari approves N5bn intervention fund for NCDC

Stears has launched a live monitoring feed aimed at updating Nigerians on the coronavirus situation within the country. This comes are the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirms 14 new cases bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria to 65. Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Editor-In-Chief at Stears joins CNBC Africa for more.

Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

Cameroon was doing more generalised screening for disease long before China revealed the new virus that has killed around 7,000 people globally. Along with other countries on the continent, it hopes its experience guarding against Ebola and other epidemics will help its health system cope with a pandemic that could quickly overwhelm it.

No new cases: DG of NCDC Chikwe Ihekweazu provides update of coronavirus in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has been activated at level three which is the highest level of response to public health emergencies. The NCDC also notes that contacts of the index case have been identified with 19 of them in Lagos and 39 in Ogun state. The Director General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu joins CNBC Africa for an update on the efforts to contain the coronavirus in Nigeria.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is Nigeria’s prevention strategy?

As more countries confirm cases of the Coronavirus, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) joins CNBC Africa for more.

How the NCDC plans to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from reaching Nigeria

Following the coronavirus outbreak in China and confirmed cases in other countries, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is currently coordinating a multi-sectoral technical group that is assessing and managing the risk of importation to Nigeria. Niniola Williams, Managing Director of Drasa Health Trust joins CNBC Africa to explore ways the NCDC could prevent the spread of the virus.

Managing disease outbreaks in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recently released a National Guideline for Lassa fever Management following its re-occurrence this year. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control joins CNBC Africa from Abuja for a situation report on the Lassa fever outbreak.