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Niger receives five-man NCDC team for rapid response to COVID-19

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The Niger State Government has received a five-man team from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, National Rapid Response Team (NCDC-NRRT) for Niger State to ensure rapid response to COVID-19 cases.

The state Chairman, Task Force Team on COVID-19 said this in Minna, saying the NCDC-NRRT team would support the state in the fight against the deadly pandemic.

The NCDC-NRRT Niger team, according to him, comprises Dr Ifeanyi Abali as team leader, Dr Dangana Ibrahim member, Dr Suleiman Lamorde member, Dr Henry Elechi member and Okoro Onyebuchi Augustine as team member.

” The objectives of the NCDC-NRRT support for Niger State is to ensure filing of case investigation forms, to ensure sample reference laboratory testing, build capacity of State case detection, investigation, management and risk communication, to ensure real-time notification of disease for enhancing timely decision making for COVID-19 emergency operations.”

Others, he pointed out, are to support the State emergency operations center and strengthen its incident management, support the coordination of case management, and strengthen surveillance coordination and integration of tasks.

” This is in terms of contact tracing, rumor management, and emergency operations response and finally give a daily report on the situation.”

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