Private Sector Roundtable Meeting on Ebola

The Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN) convened a Private Sector Round Table Meeting on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and other emerging infectious diseases on the 14th of October 2014, with eight major private sector companies to explore key success factors of the outbreak response, remaining critical challenges and critical needs of the transition phase.

The meeting was primarily intended to clearly delineate the role of the private sector in strengthening this response going forward, particularly in the areas of disease surveillance, community-driven health education, stigma reduction and vaccine/drug research.

The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Primary Health-Care Development Agency Dr. Kayode Oguntimehin who was also present at the meeting shared a status report on the National Emergency Preparedness Plan on Ebola that is intended to stipulate new national guidelines and protocols for managing infectious disease like Ebola which the Federal Government intends to make public soon.

Source : Nigeria Today

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