Abuja: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP) says it is set to host the Second Annual Scientific Conference to provide a strategic platform for public health professionals.
A statement by the Technical and Communication Assistant, National Center for Disease Control, Boboye Onduku said that during the conference, participants will have the opportunity to share their scientific work with key stakeholders and to drive a One Health agenda for public health.
According to the Statement, the Key note presentations will be delivered by Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu the National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of the NCDC, Dr Kariuki Njenga, Country Director of the Washington State University Global Health Programme in Kenya, Dr.Ebere Okereke, a global health consultant from Public Health England, Professor Oladipo Aboderin of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State and Dr. Akindele Olupelumi Adebiyi of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
It noted that the conference will also provide a training opportunity for the Field Epidemiology residents and graduates as well as all others working in intervention epidemiology on scientific communication, providing them an opportunity for epidemiological networking and partnership and a platform to engage strategically on public health issues.
It also disclosed that Senior health officials, universities, subject-matter experts and the wider public health community are the key target audience alongside the NFELTP trainees and graduates as it urged participants to pre-register for the event online.