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Chikwe Ihekweazu

7 Sep 2019
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi State.Consequently, it has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response to the outbreak.
1 Aug 2019
The arrival of Ebola in Lagos on July 20, 2014 created serious concerns to the global health community.
31 May 2019
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday announced the end of the emergency phase of Lassa fever outbreak in the country.
9 May 2019
Climate change is a global problem for all countries. We are now experiencing higher temperatures than usual, across the world.
25 Apr 2019
As the World Meningitis Day (WMD) held yesterday with the theme, Life After Meningitis”, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released fresh frightening statistics about the contagious disease wherein 58 persons were killed and 760 others....
30 Mar 2019
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made this known on Saturday in Abuja said that the 15 new cases brought the number of confirmed cases to 510 out of the 1,924 suspected cases since Jan. 1 in 21 states.
19 Dec 2018
Depite efforts of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to stop the dreaded Lassa fever outbreak, the disease has killed two persons in Kaduna and Ondo states.
14 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari’s signing of the bill to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), will enhance the country’s readiness to tackle disease outbreaks.
6 Aug 2018
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, says that Nigeria needs N4 billion to tackle infectious diseases.
14 Jun 2018
*Speedy tests mean health workers can now diagnose EVD in hours, instead of days *Virologists use ‘genetic trees’ to evaluate intervention strategies, researchers find *Nigeria on alert as poliomyelitis re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…
7 Jun 2018
A recent study has shown that infectious diseases account for approximately 22 per cent of deaths from all causes in the Nigeria.According to World Health Organisation (WHO), effective public health surveillance is critical for the early detection and prevention of epidemics, to know existing communicable diseases....
21 May 2018
Despite the continuous spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the possibility of the virus crossing into other Sub-Saharan Africa countries, Nigeria does not have vaccines for the disease.


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Nigerian football has the potential to become one of the best in the world if given the enabling environment to thrive, Strategic partners to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), GTI Asset Management and Trust Limited, has affirmed.
2 hours ago
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent best wishes to Muslims as they commence 30 days of Ramadan fasting, urging that they use the season “to project the best and finest virtues of Islam by personal conduct, and not precept.”
2 hours ago
Dr Cairo Ojougboh, the Protem Secretary, National Coalition for Peace and Unity (NCPU), has called on Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege to accept peace. Ojuogboh, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made the call in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday..
2 hours ago
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has joined the race for the 10th Senate Presidency. Umahi said this on Wednesday in Abakaliki when he addressed members of the state executive council, saying that he was eminently qualified for the position.
4 hours ago
Cristiano Ronaldo made no secret Wednesday of his ambition to notch up another world record -- for the number of international caps -- a day before Portugal face Liechtenstein in Euro 2024 qualifiers.