Making Universal Health Coverage (UHC) a reality

September 24, 2019

“Access to adequate health services is a human right. Not a privilege. In this time and age, there is no acceptable reason for which anyone should die from preventable and detectable diseases. Ensuring universal health coverage will improve the conditions of those further behind and will help us eradicate poverty, address inequalities and secure growth”- […]

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Breaking: Ghana Reports Polio Outbreak

August 23, 2019

The Ghana Health Service reported a confirmed Poliomyelitis from National Polio Laboratory today. The case is a 2 years an 8 months old girl that presented with Acute Flaccid Paralysis at Chereponi District Hospital on 27th July 2019. In a press release signed by Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Asare, today 23rd August […]

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Diseases in West Africa; Week 29

Infographic Summary of Epid Reports from West Africa

August 8, 2019

Epidemiological Reports of Lassa Fever, Measles, Dengue and Cholera from across West Africa. In this Epid Week: Cote d’Ivoire reported a case of Dengue Fever. Case Fatality Rate of Lassa Fever is currently at 21.4% across the region; with Nigeria reporting 95% of the cases. Current Ebola outbreak in DRC still calls for attention. See below […]

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The Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Declared PHEIC: Here’s What we Know

July 23, 2019

The declaration of the DRC Ebola Outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) followed the fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for EVD in the DRC where it was concluded that a coordinated international response under the International Health Regulations (2005) is required. Would declaring PHEIC in DRC address the local […]

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DRC Ebola Outbreak Declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern

July 17, 2019

Extraordinary work has been done for almost a year under the most difficult circumstances. It is time for the world to take notice and redouble our efforts. We need to work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this Ebola outbreak and build a better health system,”- Dr. Tedros WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom […]

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Tuberculosis: Cause, Symptoms, Prevention and Cure

July 15, 2019

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Despite being preventable and curable, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease causing an estimated 1.6 million deaths globally in 2017. Currently, only one in three cases of TB are currently identified and properly treated in Nigeria. The more than 300,000 undiagnosed TB patients […]

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Curbing The Spread of Tuberculosis in Nigeria

July 14, 2019

Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million Tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease.  Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, causing an estimated 1.6 million deaths globally in 2017 with Nigeria accounting for 9% of fatal cases. TB is a “vicious epidemic” […]

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