Global Health Security

Clean Hands For All; Global HandWashing Day, 2019

October 16, 2019

Every October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme “Clean Hands for All” follows the push to leave no one behind in the Sustainable Development […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Nigeria is Taking the Lead in the Control of Lassa Fever Globally- LIC2019

January 14, 2019

Ahead of the Lassa Fever International Conference, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC held a press conference to introduce LIC2019 to the media. In the last 50 years, Nigeria has recorded several pockets of Lassa Fever outbreaks, most of them going untracked due to the country’s capacity to tackle the diseases. “The last two […]

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The WorldBank Approves additional $120m to REDISSE Project

October 15, 2018

The World Bank Board of directors has approved the Third Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE) Project, committing additional US$120 million to the work plans Mr. John Paul Clark, World Bank Senior Health Specialist disclosed this today at the opening of the ongoing technical sub-committee meeting of the REDISSE project at Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos, […]

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