Nigeria's public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic: January to May 2020

Chioma Dan-Nwafor*, Chinwe Lucia Ochu, Kelly Elimian, John Oladejo, Elsie Ilori, Chukwuma Umeokonkwo, Laura Steinhardt, Ehimario Igumbor, John Wagai, Tochi Okwor, Olaolu Aderinola, Nwando Mba, Assad Hassan, Mahmood Dalhat, Kola Jinadu, Sikiru Badaru, Chinedu Arinze, Abubakar Jafiya, Yahya Disu, Fatima SalehAnwar Abubakar, Celestina Obiekea, Adesola Yinka-Ogunleye, Dhamari Naidoo, Geoffrey Namara, Saleh Muhammad, Oladipupo Ipadeola, Chinenye Ofoegbunam, Oladipo Ogunbode, Charles Akatobi, Matthias Alagi, Rimamdeyati Yashe, Emily Crawford, Oyeladun Okunro-made, Everistus Aniaku, Sandra Mba, Emmanuel Agogo, Michael Olugbile, Chibuzo Eneh, Anthony Ahumibe, William Nwachukwu, Priscilla Ibekwe, Ope Oluwa Adejoro, Winifred Ukponu, Adebola Olayinka, Ifeanyi Okudo, Olusola Aruna, Fatima Yusuf, Morenike Alex-Okoh, Temidayo Fawole, Akeem Alaka, Hassan Muntari, Sebastian Yennan, Rhoda Atteh, Muhammad Balogun, Ndadilnasiya Waziri, Abiodun Ogunniyi, Blessing Ebhodaghe, Virgile Lokossou, Mohammed Abudulaziz, Bimpe Adebiyi, Akin Abayomi, Ismail Abudus-Salam, Sunday Omilabu, Lukman Lawal, Mohammed Kawu, Basheer Muhammad, Aminu Tsanyawa, Festus Soyinka, Tomi Coker, Olaniran Alabi, Tony Joannis, Ibrahim Dalhatu, Mahesh Swaminathan, Babatunde Salako, Ibrahim Abubakar, Braka Fiona, Patrick Nguku, Sani H-Aliyu, Chikwe Ihekweazu

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Original languageEnglish
Article number020399
JournalJournal of Global Health
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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Acknowledgments: We acknowledge the support of the Federal and State Ministries of Health in Nigeria; COVID-19 Presidential Task Force; the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 EOC; the epidemiology teams of Nigerian State Ministries of Health; National Veterinary Research Institute/Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; World Health Organisation; Africa Center for Disease Control; African Field Epidemiology Network; US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ECOWAS Regional Center for Disease Surveillance and Control; George Town University; The United Nations International Children's Fund; Pro Health International; World Bank; Tony Blair Institute; Resolve to Save Lives; Public Health England; EHealth; International Committee for the Red Cross; Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID). Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Funding: No funding was received for this study. Authorship contributions: Conceptualisation: CD-N, CLO, PN and CI. Writing – original draft: CD-N. Writing – Subsequent drafts, critical revision, discussion, and modification of the manuscript: CD-N, CLO, KE, EI, SL, CU, PN, JW, TO, MD, AM, CAk, and CI. Writing – review and editing: JO, EI, AM, OA, KJ, AJ, RY, AH, PI, YD, FS, FM, AAb, EA, MO, CE, AO, IO, FY, COb, AO, NM, TF, AAk, DN, OA, OI, SB, MA, IA, BF, SM, COf, OOk, EC, EAn, WN, AY-O, OO O-OA, SMb, HM, SY, RA, MWU, MA-O, DH, NU, MB, NW, AOg, BE, BA, ID, MS, OAl, TJ, BS, VL, SH-A, IAb, and PN. Data collection, review & editing: AAh, AAb, IA-S, SO, LL, MK, BM, AT, FS, TC. Data extraction and analysis: CU, JW, and CA. Supervision: CLO, EI, PN, and CI. All authors reviewed the article, contributed to interpretation, and approved the final version.

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