More than 100 outbreaks occur around the world daily and can spread worldwide in just 36 hours due to increased global travel. We all have a responsibility to support epidemic preparedness.

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Nigeria has had:

How Prepared Is Nigeria?

39

Not Ready

46

Work to Do

Nigeria is not ready for the next epidemic. They have shown commitment to improving preparedness, but an outbreak could cause a devastating loss of lives and disrupt political and economic stability.

New On November 18, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) along with external evaluators including the WHO Nigeria country office, Public Health England, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Resolve to Save Lives, conducted a midterm Joint External Evaluation (JEE). This was a follow-up to the original JEE conducted in June 2017. As a reflection of the sustained investments Nigeria has made in their systems to find, stop, and prevent epidemics, their ReadyScore increased from a 39 to a 46, bringing them from the Not Ready category into the Work to Do category. Areas including legislation, policy and financing; zoonotic disease; risk communication; emergency preparedness and others saw an increase. In 2022, Nigeria will likely conduct their second JEE when their ReadyScore will be officially updated.

What Are Nigeria's Strengths & Gaps?

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Top Strengths

Preparedness areas that a country has established to find, stop and prevent health threats. Learn More

Immunization

Top Gaps

Gaps are areas that the country should prioritize to improve so they will be better prepared to find, stop and prevent epidemics. Learn More

Preparedness
Linking Public Health and Security Authorities
Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

Are Your Neighbors Ready?

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Epidemic preparedness is not just about your country; it’s a global issue. Right now Nigeria is not ready for an epidemic. What happens when an epidemic breaks out in Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Niger and Sao Tome and Principe?

Neighboring Countries ReadyScore Status
Cameroon

38

Not Ready
Benin

34

Not Ready
Niger

34

Not Ready
Sao Tome and Principe

34

Not Ready
Chad

29

Not Ready
Equatorial Guinea

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Pending

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