Yale and Lagos Business School Partner to Offer Biosafety Training in Nigeria

This February, faculty and staff from Yale and Lagos Business School in Nigeria led a collaborative effort to train over 150 healthcare providers and public health officials on emerging infectious diseases response and biosafety best practices.

The project was born out of Lagos Business School, where Dr. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie, Academic Director of the Owner-Manager Programme, began collaborating with Nigerian health officials to create a program that would “train trainers” on proper biosafety procedures. One of those officials was Dr. Jide Idris, Lagos State Health Commissioner and Yale School of Public Health alum, who has been credited as the person responsible for controlling the Ebola epidemic in Nigeria.