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Cholera outbreak: Govt to construct modern toilets in FCT

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the construction of a modern toilet with borehole and solar powered pump, as part of efforts to curb cholera outbreak in the FCT. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Minister of Environment for State, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, disclosed this in Abuja, on Monday, September 6, 2021 while inaugurating the National Environmental Sanitation ...

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COVID-19: NCDC reports spike in fatalities as infections surge

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 complications as infections continue to surge in the country. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC confirmed 650 new cases in 16 states of the federation and the FCT, with 56 deaths across the country on Saturday, August 28, 2021, via its verified ...

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Govt to inaugurate national response intervention to battle cholera outbreak

Mohammad Abubakar

 The Federal Government says it will soon inaugurate National Environmental Sanitation Response Intervention to cholera outbreak in Kubwa, Abuja, currently the epi-centre in the FCT. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Abubakar said that latest situation report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released on Aug. 10, indicated a total number of 33,661 suspected cases including 938 deaths in ...

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Cholera: Nigeria records 37,819 cases, 1,178 deaths from 23 states, FCT

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country has recorded 37,819 suspected cases of cholera, 1,178 deaths in 23 states and the FCT as at August 14, 2021. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made the disclosure in an interview on Monday, August 16 in Abuja. Ihekweazu listed the states to ...

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COVID-19 still very much around, says NCDC D-G

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr ChIkwe Ihekweazu, has warned Nigeria against a false sense of the eradication of COVID-19 in the country. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC Ihekweazu said this on Saturday, July 17, 2021 in Abuja at a webinar for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2021 Batch B members. The programme ...

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NCDC confirms deadly Delta variant of COVID-19 in Nigeria

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has detected a confirmed case of the SARS-CoV-2, known as the Delta variant in Nigeria. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this in an interview in Abuja. The deadly Delta variant is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a variant of ...

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New COVID-19 variant discovered in Nigeria, 15 countries

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) has said that a new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Nigeria and 15 other countries. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The new strain, B.1.2.5, which is different from the highly infectious B.1.1.7 has, however, not been described as a variant of concern yet. Disclosing this at the Presidential Task Force ...

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NCDC advocates for WASH in PHCs to curb disease outbreaks

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advocated for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) standard in the Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) nationwide to curb disease outbreaks. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC Dr Tochi Okwor, NCDC’s Head of Infection Prevention and Control Lead, made the call on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Abuja. Okwor spoke at the ...

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UNICEF donates 115,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has donated 115,000 COVID-19 test kits to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to assist Federal Government’s efforts to curb the Coronavirus pandemic. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The UNICEF Representative, Ms Rushnan Murtaza, said this on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 during the donation at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory in Abuja. According to her, ...

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Nigeria confirms 125 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,588

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 125 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 54,588. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday, September 3, 2020. It said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, ...

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