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WHO DG Visits Centre for Disease Control



The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has facilitated the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is on his first authority visit to Nigeria.




Amid the visit, NCDC's Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu featured the commitments of WHO to the association, expressing gratitude toward the DG for its help to the organization's exercises which incorporate episode readiness and reaction. He underscored the solid association between the two bodies, saying it is critical to reinforcing national wellbeing security.

A portion of the exercises the office completed as a team with WHO incorporate the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of the nation's International Health Regulations (IHR) limit, reaction to flare-ups of Monkeypox, yellow fever, Cerebrospinal Meningitis and Lassa fever.

What's more, the help from WHO has been vital to the advancement of Nigeria's National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) activity design, and procedures for operational research.

In her input, the Regional Director of WHO African Region, Dr. Moeti Rebecca Matsishido extolled crafted by the office, featuring that NCDC fills in as a model office for other African nations, which ought to be embraced in different locales on the planet.

The DG emphasized the dedication of the association to help crafted by NCDC, perceiving the significance of compelling essential medicinal services frameworks in supporting wellbeing security. He stated: "All inclusive Health Coverage and wellbeing security are two sides of a similar coin."

The DG's assignment incorporated the six Regional Directors from over the world, three Deputy-Director Generals and WHO Nigeria Country Representative.

The visit finished with a voyage through the new NCDC's Incident Coordination Center.

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