EU Steps Up to Support Nigeria to Fight Lassa Fever Outbreak

The European Commission has announced the allocation of U.S.$87,000 (N32 million) in humanitarian funding to assist families affected by the outbreak of Lassa fever. The fund will go towards supporting the Nigerian Red Cross in promoting hygiene practices and disease transmission control, contributing to the identification of suspected cases, supporting contact tracing, and providing psychosocial support. The disease has killed at least 103 people this year, according to health authorities, and a first confirmed case was reported in the economic hub Lagos.

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