Global Health Security

Ebola flare-ups in West Africa Linked to “Persistently” Infected Survivors

June 26, 2018

Researchers linked eight Ebola flare-ups that occurred in West Africa after the peak of the region’s 2-year epidemic to survivors who became “persistently and subclinically infected” following an acute Ebola virus disease episode. “Because scientific evidence of persistent infection and its possible consequences is now available, counseling should be prioritized, because often survivors of the West […]

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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

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

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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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