Global Health Security Event

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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Finding a Lasting Solution to the HIV, Malaria & Tuberculosis Epidemic in Nigeria

July 11, 2019

HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria are the three deadliest infectious disease killer in Nigeria. In a bid to find a lasting solution to the HIV, Malaria & Tuberculosis epidemic in Nigeria, Partners from all over the world including DFID, the United States Government, United Nations, Global Funds, UNICEF, UKaid and private contributors like the Dangote Foundation […]

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DECLARING DRC EBOLA OUTBREAK PHEIC MAY NOT ACHIEVE DESIRED RESULTS

June 20, 2019

In light of the just concluded WHO IHR Emergency Committee meeting, the Global Health community has gone ballistic on the decision of the committee to not declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but the global health community’s cry is far from […]

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Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions BANNED Amid a Nationwide Resurgence of Measles

June 18, 2019

State lawmakers banned non-medical vaccine exemptions based on religious beliefs in New York on Thursday. The religious exemption ban comes at a critical time. The state is at the forefront of a nationwide resurgence of measles, with active outbreaks that have sickened hundreds and splintered into other states. “This administration has taken aggressive action to […]

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DRC Ebola Outbreak Spread Across Border; Uganda Confirms First Ebola Case

June 12, 2019

After numerous previous false alerts, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced the first confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ebola outbreak with 1.977 confirmed cases and 1.396 deaths since Aug. 1, 2018, currently […]

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Emerging resistant microbes in Nigeria

June 10, 2019

Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) is now where HIV was in the early 80s when most Countries were in denial, and hoped that they could wish it away, and yet HIV turned out as it is. When we realise that AMR is now a major threat to public health that we can’t wish away, the vital question […]

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Health Indaba to Better Fight Infectious Diseases in Nigeria

May 29, 2019

Infectious diseases are a major cause of death and disabilities around the world, in Africa communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional conditions remain the leading causes of death, causing 56% of deaths in 2016. While detecting and responding to infectious disease outbreaks has long presented a major public health challenge in Nigeria, the recent outbreaks of […]

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Achieving Universal Health Coverage is in your HANDS

May 3, 2019

Poor hand hygiene has been linked to several communicable diseases and tackling it has become one of the central prevention strategies in public health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by healthcare-associated infections. More than half of these infections could be prevented […]

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Immunization partners call for renewed efforts to reach all African children with all life-saving vaccines

April 26, 2019

At the launch of the ninth African Vaccination Week in São Tomé and Príncipe on 24th April,  immunization partners stress the importance of countries remaining vigilant in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases. The global measles crisis is an urgent wake-up call to the need for countries to ensure that all children – no matter where […]

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Measures for Improved Lassa Fever Preparedness in Nigeria Paying-off

Decline in Lassa Fever Cases as NCDC Sustains Intensive Response

March 11, 2019

Over the last five weeks, there has been a decline in the number of new cases of Lassa fever reported in Nigeria. In addition, the country has witnessed a reduction in the number of people who have died from the disease, compared to 2018. Interacting with members of the press at a briefing held on […]

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