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PORT HEALTH SERVICES NIGERIA. Presented at the Second International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)/Cooperative Arrangement for the Prevention of Spread of Communicable Disease through Air Travel(CAPSCA)Global Coordination Meeting Dr. Enitan Ademuson Head Port Health Services Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria October 2011 INTRODUCTION. • Port Health Services in Nigeria started in 1925, in response to the plague pandemic. • The Port Health Services is deployed through a division in the Public Health Department of the Federal Ministry of Health • The Division has the responsibility of implementing the WHO International Health Regulations, the International Maritime Organiastions (IMO) laws on health matters, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) laws, the Nigeria Quarantine Act (aircraft and ship), the Public Health Laws of Nigeria and any other relevant laws. ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE HON.MIN. OF HEALTH PERM.SEC OF HEALTH Dir. Public Health HOD Port Health DIVISIONAL HEAD Medical & Quarantine Envir.Health/ Monitoring & Ad-Hoc Planning/Pro Clinical Services. Sanitation Evaluation Duties g.Dev/Admin/ Services. Control. Acct. Medical/Labs/I mmunization Units. South West North West South-South North East North Central Zone. Zone. Zone. Zone. Zone. PHS LOCATIONS. • Five (5) Designated International Airports: - – Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos. – Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt. – Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar – Aminu Kano International Airport, - Kano – Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja – FCT. • Five (5) Designated Seaports: - – Apapa Port – Lagos – Tin Can Island Port, Lagos (TCIP) - Lagos – Warri Port – Warri – Port Harcourt Port – Calabar Port – Calabar • Land Borders are present in 22 of the 36 states of the federation. PORT HEALTH SERVICES LOCATIONS onal (Hajj nal FUNCTIONS OF PORT HEALTH SERVICES • Disease surveillance – Immunization and Issuance of International Health Certificate (Yellow Card). – Health response to disasters such as plane crash, bomb explosions, terrorism etc. – Boarding and inspection of ships, aircrafts and road vehicles. • Environmental Health activities e.g. sanitation, pollution control, waste disposal etc. – Disinfection, disinsection, deratting, decontamination of conveyances. • Provision of curative and preventive health care services including referral and laboratory service • Ad-hoc activities e.g. hajj operations, screening of refugees, deportees etc Port Health Service Emergency Response Flow Chart ATC ARFF - FAAN FIRE WATCH ROOM PHS EMERGENCY MANAGER/HE AD OF STATION INCIDENT COMMANDE R/ DOCTOR ON DUTY PHARMACIS NURSES ENVIRONMENT EPIDEMIOLOG DOCTORS IST T AL OFFICERS CENTRAL AMBULANC LABORATO E RY DRIVER DESIGNATED QUARATINE STATION FOCAL POINT : WHO, STATES,FMO H HOSPITALS PHS EMERGENCY TEAM • Doctors • Nurses • Environmental Health Officers • Pharmacist • Laboratory Scientists • Ambulance Drivers. DOCTOR ON DUTY • Inform the Head of Station • Mobilize personnel and res

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