Chikwe Ihekweazu (@Chikwe_I )

Chikwe Ihekweazu

Bio Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control @NCDCgov
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Android : From the early origins of vaccination and Jenner's smallpox discovery in 1798, through to the licensure of the first Ebola vaccine last year 🔬🦠

This amazing Nature piece documents the key milestones in vaccines, including CEPI's launch in 2017⤵️
nature.com/immersive/d428…

Android : The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 16th October, 2020 has been published.

Our daily #COVID19 situation reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria.

Download via:
ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitre…

#TakeResponsibility

Android : 212 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-85
Oyo-72
FCT-21
Ogun-11
Plateau-11
Katsina-6
Kaduna-5
Osun-1

61,194 confirmed
52,304 discharged
1,119 deaths

Android : We are pleased to announce the inclusion of the Infectious Disease Laboratory, Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto to the NCDC Molecular Laboratory Network.

#COVID19 testing at any lab in the NCDC network is free of charge.

List of labs: covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/laboratory/

Android : 2 new labs have been accredited for inclusion into private fee-paying labs for #COVID19 testing.

✅ E-clinic Diagnostics, Abuja
✅ Everight Diagnostics, FCT

For a complete list of private fee-paying labs in Nigeria visit: covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/privatelabs/

#TakeResponsibility

Android : Africa Public Health Foundation is looking for great Chief Executive Officer.Are you interested? Apply now! shortlist.net/jobs/3441/afri…

Android : The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 13th October, 2020 has been published. Our daily reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria.

Todays report includes a breakdown of testing done by states.
Download:
ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitre…

Android : Our latest Weekly Epidemiological Report #NCDCWER for week 39, focuses on the public health guidance for safe school re-opening in Nigeria.

The guide includes recommended activities such as periodic risk assessments by States, LGAs & schools.

Read:
ncdc.gov.ng/reports/280/20…

Android : We celebrate all WGHNigeria, especially @adajesus2010, Celestina Obiekea & the team that have worked to deliver molecular labs in all 36 states + FCT.

We applaud these women for their leadership in our labs & across the agency. We are all privileged to serve!

#WCW
#WGHNigeria

iPhone : There is a lot for us to learn from our #COVID19 public health response in #Nigeria

Ultimately, we want to build back better for our health security, and contribute to Nigeria’s economic growth

New report that describes economic impact of the pandemic- forbesafrica.com/cover-story/20…

Android : Schools should;

✅ Identify a centre point where everyone gaining access is screened for high temperature, requested to wear face masks & wash their hands.

✅ Ensure that classrooms are well ventilated.

Download Guidelines for School Re-Opening via:
covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/Pu…

Android : 164 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-64
FCT-26
Enugu-20
Kaduna-11
Oyo-11
Plateau-8
Ondo-7
Anambra-4
Nasarawa-3
Osun-3
Ebonyi-2
Imo-2
Benue-1
Katsina-1
Ogun-1

60,430 confirmed
51,943 discharged
1,115 deaths

iPhone : Yesterday, I joined Abia Dep. Governor & Hon Minister (State) Dr. A. Olorunnimbe Mamora at commissioning of Abia’s Infectious Disease Care Centre in FMC Umuahia built by Concerned Abia Professionals

We thank the 100+ people who contributed to improve health security in their home State

Android : Wearing a face mask reduces the risk of spreading #COVID19 to those around you unknowingly.

Do not put others at risk. #TakeResponsibility to protect them- wear a face mask, observe physical distancing and wash your hands frequently.