Strategic Plan

Infectious diseases (IDs) account for about 60% of disease morbidity and mortality in Nigeria. Malaria, HIV/AIDS,
Tuberculosis, Respiratory tract infections and various epidemic prone infectious diseases, among other IDs, remain public
health challenges in the country requiring multisectoral preventative interventions by government and non-government

The Nigeria Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS) was established in 2009 to bring together professionals who are actively
engaged or interested in the field of IDs, with the primary purpose of advancing the prevention and control of infectious
diseases in Nigeria. The NIDS is registered with the Nigeria Corporate Affairs Commission and consists of a distinguished
board of trustees who have made their mark in the field of IDs in Nigeria. Since establishment, the Society has played its
role in advocating for IDs prevention in Nigeria. However, the Society has seen the need to advance its membership, reach
and impact in its quest to become the leading Society contributing to the prevention and control of IDs in Nigeria.

This 5-year strategic plan outlines the priority goals, strategic objectives, and activities of the Society for the periods of
2020 to 2024. It includes six priority goals, 24 objectives and 58 activities required to reposition the Society to meets its
mandate. The six priority goals include: advocacy for IDs prevention and control; advancing ID education and training;
improving Society’s visibility and membership; advancing ID research, improving Society’s funding and financial base; and
strengthening partnership with relevant stakeholders for prevention of ID in Nigeria. Through teamwork, professionalism,
excellence and commitment, the Society shall leverage on its expertise and multidisciplinary membership to implement
various activities and interventions that reach the public, healthcare workers, policy makers and those affected and infected
by various IDs.

We are confident that the implementation of this plan will be set the Society on its path to achieve its vision, which is to “To
keep Nigerians safe from recurring communicable diseases and threats of epidemic and pandemic outbreaks caused by

Prof Dimie Ogoina
President NIDS


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