What is a Notifiable Disease?
A notifiable disease refers to diseases which the law or regulations mandates that they be reported to health or government authorities upon diagnosis or possible sightings. They are closely monitored or priority disease and the collation of data and other vital information about them allows the authorities to monitor them and provide early warnings of possible outbreaks.
List of Notifiable Diseases in Nigeria and its channel of Notification
Disease monitoring is the core function of Integrated disease surveillance and response(IDSR) specialists all over the world. IDSR priority diseases in Nigeria are classified into three categories namely:
1. Epidemic prone diseases in Nigeria
2. Diseases targeted for eradication and elimination in Nigeria
3. Diseases of Public Health Importance In Nigeria
Channels of Reporting Notifiable Diseases In Nigeria
The IDSR strategy in Nigeria involves the collection of information on notifiable diseases from a single focal point at each level (Community, health facilities, LGA, State and Federal) The main focus of the IDSR system in Nigeria is the LGA where a focal person (s) is assigned to the schedule of collecting and recording all information related to notifiable diseases in a local government area. The officials liaise with all health facilities in the local government (primary, secondary and tertiary) to collate and document findings and reports which is often directly supervised by the director of public health in the local government.
The Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) 001A form is used for immediate case-based reporting of notifiable diseases in Nigeria, when duly filled it should be sent immediately to the Local Government Area (LGA) Disease Surveillance focal person or team for documentation and possible action.
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Document Credit : Nigerian Center for Disease Control
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