Establishing Nigeria’s first subnational public health institute

As part of efforts to make the world safer from epidemics, Resolve to Save Lives provided technical support to the Kano State Ministry of Health and the Kano State House of Assembly Committee on Health in drafting and reviewing the Kano State Centre for Disease Control (KNCDC) Bill, which was passed into law on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. This historic development makes Kano the first state in Nigeria to establish a public health institute at the subnational level, which will have regulatory authority over non-communicable diseases and related programs in the state. Read more about KNCDC here.