Police joins fight against Ebola outbreak

Patrick Sawyer Liberian who died of the Ebola virus in Lagos

The Nigerian police on Wednesday in Abuja organized a one-day training workshop in response to the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, outbreak in Nigeria.

The training, declared open by the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, was organized by the Police Medical Department in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Health.

Mr. Abba said while a lot has already been done in advocacy and sensitization of personnel in Police Divisions, formations and barracks across Nigeria, the police still needs to harmonize her operations with other Police key operational units, in line with the National Response Protocol.

The workshop which had resource persons from the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and World Health Organization, WHO, was well attended by Police Officers from across the nation.

Since the outbreak of the deadly virus diseases in Nigeria, 17 EVD cases were confirmed in Nigeria, including the index case, a Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer.

Also six have died as a result of the EVD, 11 people have also survived the deadly disease in Nigeria.

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