Coronavirus – Nigeria: Support from World Health Organization (WHO) to help investigate and trace COVID-19 cases

Nigeria is strengthening disease surveillance to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In Lagos, World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the health authorities by mobilizing surveillance teams to help investigate & trace patients with symptoms in health facilities.

Dr Wesley Salifu, 27, a surveillance assistant in Lagos, takes a canoe to a riverine community in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos. He is one of the 16 World Health Organization (WHO) consultants helping to find COVID-19 cases in health facilities in the state.

Surveillance assistant, Bola Adelakun, 26, visits a maternal health facility in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. On arrival, hospital record officers present their registers so she can go through them.

As a frontline health worker who visits several hospitals daily, Bola says her work is interesting but admits it is risky.

ā€œIā€™m most scared when I get to a hospital ward & it is really crowded because I know there is a likelihood of infection in that kind of setting.ā€

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for Africa.


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