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The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abdulsalam Nasidi has stated that the federal government will soon establish an Ebola Survival Clinic in Lagos or Ibadan. He said the survival clinic by the NCDC would work in collaboration with tertiary health institutions to address the issue of relapse in survival. Mr. Nasidi also said doctors that defeated Ebola in Lagos would be used to quickly establish the proposed clinic. “The clinic was established by the Nigeria contingent to assist survivors in Sierra Leone, and it has gone a long way in bringing us to proper understanding what is happening to Ebola survivors. “But in Nigeria, we do not practice it. We have come to realise with all the relapses and new pattern of epidemiology of Ebola, that we should now establish the clinic in Nigeria.’’ The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Linus Awute, said it has been exactly a year that Nigeria achieved the great feat of stopping the spread of Ebola Virus Disease. “In the past one year, Nigeria has not lowered her guard. We remain vigilant through enhanced surveillance, not only for Ebola, but also for all diseases that constitute public health emergencies,’’ Mr. Awute said.   Source: PremiumTimes

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This article was first published on 21st October 2015


Ejura Salihu is an Anatomist, Writer and Editor. She is currently the Editor-in-chief for Connect Nigeria. You can contact her via email: or follow her on twitter @icyquin_msc

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