IMPLEMENTING THE REGIONAL DISEASE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ENHANCEMENT (REDISSE) PROJECT IN NIGERIA

AFENET Nigeria is working closely with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to drive catalytic actions towards implementing the Regional Disease Surveillance System Enhancement (REDISSE) Project, with funding support from the RESOLVE To Save Lives (RTSL) initiative. With RTSL support, AFENET established an Implementation Support Unit (ISU) in NCDC whose main objective is to increase implementation support for strengthening of surveillance systems, laboratory networks, emergency response operations, and public health workforce, to reach the “developed capacity” level on components of the International Health Regulation (IHR) M&E Framework (e.g., Joint External Evaluation and Annual Report Self-Assessment). Initiated in 2017, through this mechanism, AFENET is supporting NCDC in the following focus areas:

  • REDISSE implementation: provide technical
    support to REDISSE Project Coordination Unit (PCU) and National project
    coordinator
  • Support planning and implementation of the
    National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS)
  • Provide Surge capacity to NCDC for outbreak
    responses as directed by CEO
  • Strengthen Laboratory Network function for IDSR
    priority diseases.
  • Support establishment and operationalization of
    an NCDC Outbreak Investigation Revolving Fund (OIF)

Project Progress to Date

REDISSE project development

  • REDISSE
    project effectiveness- Feb 2018
  • REDISSE
    project launch- April 2018
  • REDISSE
    and NAPHS alignment
  • NAPHS
    development and launch

Accelerate REDISSE project implementation

  • REDISSE
    NAPHS tracker
  • Coordination
    meeting between REDISSE PCU and activity leads
  • TA for
    project/activity development (concept notes, TOR, etc)
  • Structured
    work schedule between PCU (and ISU) and activity leads
  • Project
    review meetings by PCU

Surge capacity for outbreak response

  • Participate
    in Technical Working Groups for Yellow fever, CSM, Lassa fever, Measles
    outbreak response

Laboratory Network
support

  • Supported
    development of lab network directory
  • Supported
    development of lab network maps
  • Support
    strengthening of TRANEX operations
  • Yellow
    fever/measles/rubella network labs training, post training f/up &
    supervision and procurement support
  • Support
    to yellow fever and Measles EOC-lab pillar coordination
  • Cholera/CSM
    lab network assessment
  • Supported
    influenza network refresher training
  • Support
    to integration of lab modules into SORMAS and operationalization in NRL and
    other network labs
  • Support
    to Lassa fever and CSM outbreak response
  • CSM
    diagnostics training
  • Support
    to AMR network training on AST, WHONET, GLASS
  • Support
    to Zika pilot sentinel surveillance protocol development

Increased
domestic and international resources

  • Increased
    public awareness of epidemic prevention efforts
  • Supported
    creation of a budget line for NCDC
  • Established
    Outbreak Investigation Revolving Fund-operational as of Mar 2019
  • Created
    a GoN and partner advocacy roadmap for NAPHS

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