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NCDC receives laboratory, medical supplies from AU

By Idowu Abdullahi,

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced that it had taken delivery of critical laboratory and medical supplies from the African Union to support the nation’s health response against the deadly respiratory disease.

It explained that the AU donations were parts of its efforts in supporting African member states in the continent fight against coronavirus which has infected over four million people worldwide with close to three hundred thousand deaths.

The Centre, while announcing the gesture through a post on its social media page on Wednesday, said the African Union donated the medical and laboratories supplies through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is a public health agency of the African Union to support the public health initiatives of member states and strengthen the capacity of their health institutions to deal with disease threats.

Furthermore, the NCDC while appreciating the role of Africa CDC in Nigeria’s response against the pandemic, noted that the African body had supported the additional deployment of human resources across Nigerian states.

“@AfricaCDC has supported the deployment of additional human resources across states in #Nigeria. We’ve also received critical laboratory and medical supplies from  @_AfricanUnion through  @AfricaCDC to strengthen the response capacity in African countries,” the tweet read. 

 

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