Nigeria: Resident Doctors to fight Lassa fever with Federal Government

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced plans to partners the federal Ministry of Health to bring the Lassa fever outbreak to a standstill in a bid to combat the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country.

The association and its affiliates members and partners are supporting the Ministry of Health in all aspects of the response, including epidemiological investigation, surveillance, logistics, case management, communications and community engagement.

According to a statement jointly signed by its national president, Dr. Olusegun Olaopa and secretary general, Dr. Anthony Ude on Monday, it stated that the recent resurgence in the number of reported cases through surveillance activities on Lassa fever infection currently ravaging eight states, with confirmed cases is very worrisome.

 The statement read in part said, “While we call for the adequate provision of required safety materials and supplies to all health care facilities. The National Association of Residents Doctors remains committed to supporting the efforts of government and public health trust teams to prevent and respond to public health threats.”