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Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu

11 Sep
Although stakeholders see the current move by the Federal Government to reform the country’s health sector towards optimal delivery as a step in the right direction, they fear that the outcome of the exercise might be left to gather dusts in the archives.
2 Sep
Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed Assistant Director-General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation (WHO).
28 Jul
The Federal Government has said the tropical climate in Nigeria, population density, and other factors such as high number of international travels and local movements...
17 Jul
Despite significant efforts, there is still ongoing transmission of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19, in Nigeria and across the world.
6 May
Unmasked: Leadership, Trust and COVID-19 in Nigeria, the feature documentary film structured around the incident and management of the pandemic in the country will be formally launched on Friday, May 7 at the Civic Centre...
19 Jan
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recommended the use of RDTs rapid antigen tests to boost the nation’s COVID-19 testing capacity.
10 Dec 2020
Medical experts have provided reasons why Nigeria cannot be spared of a second wave of COVID-19 and why only less than 900,000 Nigerians have been tested for the coronavirus.
28 Nov 2020
As the yuletide season beckons amid COVID-19 pandemic and reported outbreak of Yellow Fever in some parts of the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised Nigerians...
8 Oct 2020
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), yesterday, urged the Federal Government to prioritise education in its COVID-19 recovery plans to reduce the impact of the pandemic crisis on children and the economy.
18 Aug 2020
Nigeria’s effort to contain the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may have been slowed by fatigue, helplessness and mistrust among citizens and governments.
15 Aug 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that the recent decline in number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 does not translate to end of the pandemic.
9 Aug 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has joined the global movement to promote wearing of face mask.

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