Capacity building: WHO trains Nigerians on early response to health emergencies


The World Health Organisation has trained about 350 medical, public health professionals and volunteers in Nigeria all in a bid to boost preparedness and early response to health emergencies in the country.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Capacity Building, Learning and Training of the AVoHC-SURGE Team (On-Boarding) in Abuja, WHO Representative to Nigeria, Walter Mulombo said preparation and early rapid execution of outbreak response strategies are critical in detecting, containing, and mitigating the spread of potentially dangerous infectious diseases.

On his part, the Minister of State for Health, Eku-man-kama Joseph said the initiative is aimed at building a stronger health system to be able to respond to public health emergencies.

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