NCDC launches #COVID19NigeriaStories blog – TODAY

This is according to a Thursday night update from the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has launched a # COVID19NigeriaStories blog to document Nigeria’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The center’s general director, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, made it known in an interview with journalists on Saturday in Abuja.

He advised Nigerians to go online – covid19blog.ncdc.gov.ng – to read about the people behind the response.

Ihekweazu added that as Nigeria continued to respond to the new Coronavirus pandemic, it was important to document the process and inform the public.

He said that “we cannot handle future public health emergencies without applying the lessons learned from the current pandemic.

“That is why it is important to document # COVID19NigeriaStories.”

According to him, many sectors have worked with great coordination to develop and implement Nigeria’s COVID-19 response.

The NCDC chief, who explained that “the # COVID-19NigeriaStories explores different responses at the state level to COVID-19,” added that “it is interesting to know how different states are responding to address the pandemic.”

Ihekweazu noted that the blog documentation project was being run by Nigeria Health Watch, with support from the Ford Foundation.

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