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Stakeholder Consultation on National Health Security and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning

5-7 December 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 to Thursday, December 7, 2017
Accra, Ghana

Over 100 participants from 33 countries, international, regional and local institutions and organizations, technical partners and donors attended the Stakeholder Consultation on National Health Security and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning which was held from 5 - 7 December 2017 in Accra, Ghana.  The meeting was opened by the honourable Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Ghana.  WHO was represented by Dr Owen Kaluwa, WHO representative of WHO Ghana Office, Dr Stella Chungong, ad-interim Chief of country monitoring evaluation unit toge

Nigeria Advances NAPHS Implementation Through Resource Mapping

Monday, August 12, 2019

WHO has been supporting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to successfully map the available resources across Nigeria’s 36 states and Federal Capital Territory for implementation of the National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS).

The WHO Strategic Partnership for IHR and Health Security (SPH) supported the resource mapping in close collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Africa and the WHO Country Office Nigeria. A validation workshop was held in the capital city of Abuja from 23rd to 25th July to finalize the work.

Cross border disease outbreak simulation exercise reinforces preparedness in East Africa

Friday, August 9, 2019

Jackson Tipapa, a Kenyan cattle farmer from Loitokitok, explained the dire situation on his farm to a team of health and livestock experts. The 48-year old husband and father of four represented a distraught community whose cattle were dying. A strange disease was threatening further loss of their goats, sheep and what was left of his cows.

Nigeria introduces Meningitis A Conjugate Vaccine into Routine EPI Schedule

12 August 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Abuja - Nigeria has introduced the Meningitis A Conjugate Vaccine into the routine Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) schedule. 

Speaking during the flag-off ceremony at the Area 2 Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) on 09 August, 2019, the Executive Director (ED) of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib said, “Men A remains a major global challenge.” According to the ED,”25 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fall within the meningitis belt; putting 26.7 Nigerians at risk of meningitis”.

Nigeria FX, March 2019


To explore the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s capacity and capability to co-ordinate and support the National and State response to an outbreak of an infectious disease.




The objectives for the exercise were:

1. To exercise NCDC’s Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan (IDORP).