In The Midst of Rumors: Kano State’s Response at the Onset of COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaration of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEOIC) in January 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) organised a 2-day simulation exercise for states on the outbreak response in Abuja.  On February 27, 2020, the first day of the […]

Kaduna State’s Proactive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

On 28 February, 2020, barely 24 hours after Nigeria recorded its first coronavirus case, the Kaduna state government activated its Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) to prepare its public health response against the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health system in Kaduna like in many other states in northern Nigeria was not fully prepared to handle an […]