Nigeria government honours CDC with Polio Heroes Award for their support

Nigeria: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received a Polio Heroes Award in recognition of its support for the Government of Nigeria and the polio situation that prevailed in the country. The award was given on On August 25, 2022.

Nigeria: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received a Polio Heroes Award in recognition of its support for the Government of Nigeria and the polio situation that prevailed in the country. The award was given on On August 25, 2022.

In order to support Nigeria, CDC provides technical support and funding for outbreak response and surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis and vaccine-preventable diseases and deploys skilled epidemiologists to states to support planning and implementation activities.

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CDC is a member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, including WHO, UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary International, and Gavi – the vaccine alliance.

CDC also extended huge greetings to USCS Nigeria and ABCoubcil for Nigeria for a warm welcome from the U.S. business community. American companies are important to Nigeria, and with their continued investment, they will be integral in transforming the economy for the next generation of Nigerians.

Last week, Ambassador Leonard and Rear Admiral Yakubu Wambai, the Western Navy Command Flag Officer, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on board the USCG Cutter MOHAWK in Lagos.

The Memorandum of Understanding grants $500,000 to the Nigerian Special Boat Service for equipment that will help enhance Nigeria’s maritime response capabilities throughout its territorial waters and the Gulf of Guinea.

“The United States is proud to partner with Nigeria to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea,” stated Ambassador Leonard in her remarks.

Further, experts from the U.S. Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) has worked with officers from all three military personeel from Niheria branches August 15-18 on various issues which involved human rights, the law of armed conflict, and the protection of civilians.

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Participants explored various measures to expand the role of military legal advisors beyond their traditional military justice roles by including them in decision-making while operations are being planned. Participants also discussed ways to enhance the Nigerian military’s investigation, tracking, and public reporting of civilian harm. Another of the many constructive areas of partnership between the United States and Nigeria.

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