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Nigeria to host field conference on epidemiology

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By Asmau Ahmad

The Nigeria Federal Government said it will host the First Regional Centre for Disease Control Scientific Conference and Special Ministerial session in Abuja.

A statement signed by Director, Media and Public Relations of the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Boade Akinola, said the conference which was organised in collaboration with the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Control, African Field Epidemiology Network, Training Programmes in Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Network (TEPHINET), will take place on August 9.

She said the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Enhancing Global Health Security through Field Epidemiology Training Programmes’.

Health Reporters gathered that the conference would discuss the progress and implementation of the 2001 Special Ministerial Dar es Salam Plan of Action for strengthening public workforce through Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs (FELTPs).

It would also discuss current Public Health Challenges in the West Africa Region among other issues.

“Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isacc Adewole would be the Chief Host of the event, which will be supported by other Health Ministers from the West Africa State, Centre for Disease Control, USAID, WHO and other stakeholders in the Heath Sector at the Conference,” Mrs. Akinola said.

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