Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Ebola: Federal Government and NDC raise plan


AN Ebola Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) has been set up by the Federal Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) as a genius dynamic stride in avoiding Ebola flare-up.

The EPWG will lead the coordination of the impending danger appraisal of the circumstance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and organize the reinforcing of counteractive action and readiness for any potential presentation of the infection into Nigeria.

The move took after the formal warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) of an episode of Ebola Virus Disease in the DRC.

The setting up of the working gathering came after an order by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to the citizenry not to frenzy given the level of danger of conceivable transmission of the infection from the Central African nation.

The NCDC gathered a crisis meeting with delegates from the Department of Public Health and Port Health Services of the Federal Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United States (U.S.) Center for Disease Control, the African Field Epidemiology Network and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, U.S. to direct the nation's readiness exercises. The danger of presentation of the Ebola infection into Nigeria is thought to be most noteworthy through its air and land fringes. In this way, Port Health experts have been encouraged to heighten existing screening methodology at ports of section with specialist on call groups being put on alarm. Also, there will be an expanded concentrate on fortifying standards of disease counteractive action and control by human services specialists. Nigeria's reaction to Ebola in 2014 was perceived internationally for its speed and efficiency.

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