NCDC launches COVID-19NigeriaStories blog

NCDC launches COVID-19NigeriaStories blog

NCDC, NIMR, partners to conduct COVID-19 antibody tests in 4 states
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC DG.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has launched a #COVID19NigeriaStories blog to document Nigeria’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Director General of the centre, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.

He advised Nigerians to log on to — covid19blog.ncdc.gov.ng — to read about the people behind the response.

RELATED:  AIICO Insurance Plc Invites the Public to its International Women’s Day Webinars

Ihekweazu added that as Nigeria continued to respond to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, it was important to document the process and inform the public.

He said “we cannot handle future public health emergencies without applying lessons learnt from the current pandemic.

RELATED:  Three feared dead, others injured as NURTW, Park managers clash in Oyo

“This is why documenting #COVID19NigeriaStories is important.”

READ ALSO: We did not mismanage TETFUND grant in ABSU — VC

According to him, many sectors have worked with great coordination to develop and implement Nigeria’s COVID-19 response.

The NCDC boss, who explained that “the #COVID-19NigeriaStories explores different state level responses to COVID-19”, added that “it is interesting to learn how different states are responding toward tackling the pandemic.”

RELATED:  Delta APC stakeholders meeting didn’t end in chaos – Omo-Agege Constituency office

Ihekweazu noted that the blog documentation project was being handled by Nigeria Health Watch, with support from Ford Foundation. (NAN)

Vanguard Nigeria News

The post NCDC launches COVID-19NigeriaStories blog appeared first on Vanguard News.

 147 Downloads

Receive Updates

No spam guarantee.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to GetResponse ( more information )