Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

About This Partner

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is the national public health institute with the mandate to lead the preparedness, detection and response to infectious disease outbreaks and public health emergencies. The first formal step to establish the NCDC took place in 2011. NCDC’s mission is to protect the health of Nigerians through evidence based prevention, integrated disease surveillance and response activities, using a one health approach, guided by research and led by a skilled workforce.

NCDC’s core functions are to prevent, detect and control diseases of public health importance; coordinate surveillance systems to collect, analyze and interpret data on diseases of public health importance; support states in responding to small outbreaks, and lead the response to large disease outbreaks; develop and maintain a network of reference and specialized laboratories; conduct, collate, synthesize and disseminate public health research to inform policy; and lead Nigeria’s engagement with the international community on diseases of public health relevance.


Memorandum of Understanding

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Abuja, Nigeria