NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu, appointed WHO’s Assistant DG

By Oladele Owodina The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, is set to resume as the World Health Organisation, WHO’s assistant director-general of Health Emergency Intelligence. Mr Ihekweazu’s appointment was disclosed in a letter signed by the WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Tuesday. He will begin his[Read More…]

NCDC says 289 Nigerian have died of cholera in six months

The Nigerian centre for disease control (NCDC) has said a total of 289 Nigerians have died from Cholera disease between January and June, 2021. NCDC, which disclosed this in a statement on Monday, noted that the disease is currently ravaging eight states of the federation. The disease centre listed the[Read More…]

‘We’re very confident’ – NCDC reassures Nigerians on safety of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has assured Nigerians of the safety and efficacy of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. He gave the assurance on Tuesday in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, while handing over the newly-constructed molecular laboratory to the management of the Alex Ekwueme Federal[Read More…]

Nigeria is at risk of Ebola – NCDC warns

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has said Nigeria is at moderate risk of Ebola outbreak. The NCDC said through its website that the decision was based on the country’s proximity to Guinea and other West African countries where the virus has broken out and caused deaths. Following the[Read More…]

Cross River to test 8100 persons as NCDC sets to restart COVID-19 Reference Lab

The Cross River State Government has revealed that it plans to test 8100 persons for Covid-19 across the state within the next one month, this is as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control,NCDC announced that the state Covid-19 reference lab at the Infectious Disease Hospital, vandalised during the riot that[Read More…]

NCDC issues public health advisory for Lassa Fever

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a Lassa fever Public health advisory to Nigerians. In the advisory, the Director-General, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said that people of all age groups who come in contact with the urine, faeces, saliva or blood of rats are at risk of getting[Read More…]

NCDC says 4 cases of the UK COVID-19 strain have been found in Nigeria

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said that 4 Nigerians had tested positive for the highly contagious new UK Covid-19 strain. According to a report from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), this disclosure was made by Ihekweazu at the briefing of the Presidential[Read More…]

23 deaths and 1,479 new cases reported in one day as COVID-19 pandemic sweeps 25 Nigerian states

Nigeria on Thursday recorded its worst day with 23 deaths and 1,479 new covid-19 cases reported by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The 23 fatalities, the highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic, have raised the number of deaths to 1,405 in total. With the[Read More…]

COVID-19: ‘We’re running out of treatment facilities’ NCDC says

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday evening, said that Nigeria had reached a critical level where hospital capacity could no longer cope with more serious COVID-19 cases. “The country has reached a critical level where the hospital capacity will no longer be able to[Read More…]

COVID-19: NCDC records 920 fresh cases, total cases now 77,933

COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, released fresh 920 cases on Saturday.  The health agency revealed the figures through its daily updates on its official Twitter account.  This latest figure means Nigeria now has 77,933 recorded cases of COVID-19, 67,784[Read More…]