Infectious Diseases: American Agency Donates Equipment To Nigeria

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infectious diseases american agency donates equipment to nigeria
The U.S. Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has donated advanced laboratory equipment and supplies to Nigeria to assist with the country's efforts to detect disease threats and provide rapid responses and outbreak control.

The disease agency presented the supplies to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) on Friday, 12 April, "to help the country sustain the quality of laboratory outputs."

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The CDCs Programme Director for Global Health Protection, Farah Husain, who led the agency's team to NCDC, said the donation is to help Nigeria resolve the difficulties caused by disease outbreaks, noting that laboratories are a cornerstone of outbreak responses.