Fighting Cholera with the Power of Geospatial Mapping

May 17, 2019

The Cholera Threat According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cholera (an infectious disease which causes acute watery diarrhoea) remains a global threat to public health with an annual average of 82,000 deaths. In Nigeria, the cholera burden has been an average of 10,000 cases annually with over 70% of the cases coming from Bauchi, […]

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Meeting the Global Goal to End Cholera by 2030; Nigeria’s Cholera reality check

September 13, 2018

12 years from now, 2030 to be specific, Africa will no longer have to deal with cholera outbreaks – at least according to the continent’s health ministers who met in Dakar, Senegal and adopted the Regional Framework for the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control. While this is a laudable agreement, it is […]

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African Health Ministers Pledge to End Cholera in Africa by 2030

August 31, 2018

African Health Ministers have pledged to implement key strategies for ending cholera outbreaks in the African region by 2030. Forty-seven African countries adopted the Regional Framework for the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control today (28 August) at the 68th session of the World Health Organization’s Regional Committee for Africa, which […]

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Developing Medium-term Strategies for Cholera Control in Nigeria

July 27, 2018

As part of preparedness to develop medium and long-term interventions for cholera control, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) organized a workshop in Abuja on the 19th July 2018. The goal was to review the country’s historical data on […]

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A Global Pledge to End Cholera by 2030

October 4, 2017

An ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 launches today. The world is embracing universal health coverage, good health for all and today, a target is set to eradicate cholera for good. Cholera is a disease of inequity—an ancient illness that today sickens and kills only the poorest and most […]

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#Cholera: The Value of a Collaborative Outbreak Response

September 5, 2017

NCDC, and NPHCDA are working closely with WHO, MSF, UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies in Borno, to support the State Government in curtailing the spread of the outbreak. On the 16th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified of a possible outbreak of Cholera in a camp for Internally Displaced […]

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Is your area flooded? How to #staysafe from diarrhoeal diseases…

July 27, 2017

Every rainy season brings the possibility of an outbreak of diarrhoeal diseases. Germs spread easily from an unhygienic environment to food and water sources. Flooding may cause the contamination of water sources. How then do you protect yourself and family from diarrhoeal diseases? You should be able to  identify the symptoms of diarrhoeal diseases You […]

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Dear Lagosians, #StaySafe from Diarrhoeal Diseases!

July 26, 2017

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, was joined at a briefing in Alausa on Tuesday, by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde. He confirmed an outbreak of cholera in three Local Government Areas of the state. The cases presented with the diarrhoea and vomiting associated with cholera. The cases have been linked […]

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#StayAlert Week 13: After the #LagosFlood, The Awakening.

July 14, 2017

“A visit to some communities in Ibeju-Lekki and its environs over the weekend gave a clearer picture of the level of devastation and community health disaster caused by the unfortunate incident as many families were seen evacuating water out from their already flooded homes. Careful study revealed that residential areas have been affected by flood […]

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#LagosFlood: What You Should Know to Stay Safe.

July 11, 2017

The climate of South-Western Nigeria is tropical, with Lagos State is geographically seated 39 metres above sea level and an intense rainy season between April and July. In recent days, Lagos, Africa’s most populous city with a population of 12 million people, has been hit by heavy flooding in a number of areas of the […]

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