Ebola

The recent Ebola outbreak in DRC is officially over

July 26, 2018

The ninth outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been officially declared over on 24th July, less than 3 months after the onset of the outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the country and all those involved in ending the outbreak while urging them to extend this success to […]

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Ebola survivors suffer severe mental and neurological problems

July 13, 2018

People who survive the deadly Ebola virus can continue to suffer with “Post-Ebola syndrome”- a wide range of disorders such as psychiatric and neurological problems including depression, debilitating migraines, nerve pain and stroke, according to a study published on Wednesday. Researchers who analyzed patients infected during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa found that […]

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How the West African Ebola crisis is shaping Africa’s response to current Ebola outbreak in DRC

June 7, 2018

Six months after an Ebola outbreak was confirmed in West Africa in March 2014, the World Health Organization declared an international emergency. the African Union sent a team of health workers and other specialists under its operation ‘AU Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA)’ a month later. And the disease went on to […]

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How West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Shapes Response in DRC

June 4, 2018

Countries know the risks – and they know they have to act fast. This is the biggest lesson learned since an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus struck three countries in West Africa, leaving more than 11,300 people dead in its wake, said Chikwe Ihekweazu. An infectious disease epidemiologist who worked in 2015 – at […]

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5 things Nigerians can do to Keep Nigeria Ebola Free

May 15, 2017

In the battle against Ebola, we must remember that we did not wait to be told everything; we stepped up and started solving our problems. Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on October 20th 2014. Between then and now, global strategies and interventions against Ebola has changed rapidly and the outbreak containment has been commendable; the world […]

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From Lagos to Duke University: Performing Health Systems Attract Quality Research

July 30, 2015

How Nigeria tackled Ebola is being perceived in some quarters as mere luck than true performance. What might have however become clear to some researchers and governments that have visited to understudy what happened between July and October 2014 in Nigeria is that there seem to be certain patterns that revealed quality performance. These patterns […]

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Possible Sexual Transmission of Ebola & Sexual Behaviour Among Most Affected Age Group in West Africa

July 20, 2015

As Possible Sexual Transmission of Ebola surfaces, we share sexual behaviour of West Africa’s most affected age group. On May 8, 2015, the CDC published a report detailing an investigation of case whose only epidemiological link to Ebola: unprotected vaginal intercourse with a survivor. While the evidence of Sexual Transmission is not very strong yet, […]

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Ebola: Let’s embrace this challenge!

July 3, 2015

About 3 weeks ago, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)​ was quoted by Reuters in a report sharing how disappointed the organisation has been at the global attitude and style towards this Ebola outbreak. “We’ve been disappointed by the World Health Assembly and again by the G7 in terms of their recommendations,” Liu, the international […]

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EBOLA: LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT ALERTS PUBLIC, CALLS FOR PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

July 2, 2015

In the wake of reported cases of the resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in some neigbouring West African countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone, Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for members of the general public to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary […]

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