Poor access to clean water, open urination and defecation, and lack of proper hygiene and sanitation are prevalent in many parts of Nigeria and despite the mitigated outcome of Nigeria’s Ebola outbreak in 2014, the country’s healthworkers are not fully prepared to diagnose and manage deadly infectious diseases. In a country of more than 190 million people and a high volume of travel, this is a recipe for global disaster.
There’s an urgent need to ensure Nigerians can detect and respond quickly and appropriately to outbreaks and public health threats. That’s where DRASA comes in.
To achieve our mission, we work with the government and strategic private and public sector partners at the community, health facility, and state/national levels.