Nigeria equips themselves against Ebola, signs health pact with German firm

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Following the two deaths and infection of three others by the killer raging Ebola  disease outbreak in Uganda, that spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the Nigeria center for disease control (NCDC) has intensified and equipped themselves for this infectious disease.

The NCDC said Nigeria was better prepared to contain any possible epidemic, as it has continuously developed capacity for response in this regard.

Consequently the center yesterday signed a joint declaration of intent with Germany’s  national wellbeing institute, Robert  Koch institute (RKI) to strength health security in the country.

As part of the deal the, the German would provide technical expertise and advice to the Nigerian agency towards strengthening international health regulations (IHR) capacity.

Nigeria, and indeed the rest of the world are disturbed  because Ebola killed 11, 000 people and ravaged West Africa between 2014 and 2015.

A case which was detected in Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom at the time.

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