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Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control
 

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Department Functions
  • Prevent, detect, and control diseases of public health importance.
  • Coordinate surveillance systems to collect, analyze and interpret data on diseases of public health importance.
  • Lead response to and mobilize support for disease outbreaks in any part of the State.
  • Ensure availability and accessibility to a functional reference and specialized laboratory in the state and coordinate safe processing of samples from point of collection to disposal.
  • Conduct, collate, synthesize and disseminate public health research to inform policy and generate support and investments;
  • Continuously engage the NCDC and international stakeholders on prevention and control of common diseases of public health relevance in the state.
  • Promote and facilitate the conduct of internationally relevant researches for stronger collaboration and support in prevention and control of diseases of public health importance.
  • Collaborate with other relevant MDAs in disease Prevention & control (One Health Approach
Department Structure