1. Dr Kabir Getso has been confirmed as the Honorable Commissioner of Health (HCH) for Kano state the most populous State in Nigeria. Dr Getso was in cohort 3 and graduated in 2011. In Kano other graduates have been appointed to influential post including State Malaria Elimination Control Officer, TB & Leprosy Coordinator, Desk Officer for Influenza, CMD Infectious Disease among other. Graduates have also been appointed in other leadership positions including Director NTD FMOH, Directors Public health SMOH, State epidemiologists and disease control officers in a number of states.
2. Awards of excellence to the program
In June, the Nigeria Health Care Excellence Award 2015 nominated NFELTP for excellence for program’s role in Ebola
3. Resource mobilization efforts:
a. Program responded to FOA on global health security agenda
b. Program responded to FOA by Paul Allen Family Foundation
c. Received funding from Germany Ministry of Education and Research to implement the Surveillance Outbreak Response Management Analytic System (SORMAS)- a real time surveillance System for epidemic prone diseases management to ensure efficient bi-directional information sharing and management of outbreaks including contact tracing
d. Supported AFENET response to FETP FOA
4. Residents progress:
a. Cohort 5 –completed pre-internal thesis defense , currently awaiting final thesis defense
b. Cohort 6 – started their 2nd year of training. Cluster 3 and 4 will be the final cluster of training
c. Cohort 7 – completed their first cluster of training. Now in their field sites.
5. Sustainability /transition strategy development: consultant identification:
Three (3) consultants responded to the application. Summary of their applications to be finalized for sharing.
a. Gidado S, Oladimeji AM, Roberts AA, Nguku P, Nwangwu IG, Waziri NE, Shuaib, F, Oguntimehin O, Musa E, Nzuki C, Nasidi A, Adewuyi P, Daniel TA, Olayinka A, Odubanjo O, Poggensee G. Public knowledge, perception and source of information on ebola virus disease - Lagos, Nigeria; September, 2014. PLoS Curr. 2015 Apr 8;7.
b. Fähnrich C, Denecke K, Adeoye OO, Benzler J, Claus H, Kirchner G, Mall S, Richter R, Schapranow MP, Schwarz N, Tom-Aba D, Uflacker M, Poggensee G, Krause G. Surveillance and Outbreak Response Management System (SORMAS) to support the control of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Euro- Surveill. 2015;20(12):pii=21071
c. Tom-Aba D, Olaleye A, Olayinka AT, Nguku P, Waziri N, Adewuyi P, Adeoye O, Oladele S, Adeseye A, Oguntimehin O, Shuaib F. Innovative Technological Approach to Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response in Nigeria Using the Open Data Kit and Form Hub Technology. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 26;10(6):e0131000. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131000. eCollection 2015.
d. Fähnrich C, Denecke K, Adeoye OO, Benzler J, Claus H, Kirchner G, Mall S, Richter R, Schapranow MP, Schwarz N, Tom-Aba D, Uflacker M, Poggensee G, Krause G. Surveillance and Outbreak Response Management System (SORMAS) to support the control of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. Euro Surveill. 2015 Mar 26;20(12). pii: 21071.
7. Five (5) residents will be sponsored to a Non-Communicable Disease epidemiology training course by FETP branch CDC hq. Nigeria had the highest number of residents accepted for the course
Author : Nigeria-FELTP
Date Published : 2015-08-14 03:03:05
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