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Global HandWashing Day, 2019; Clean Hands For All

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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A “cautious” hope in the fight against Ebola in DRC

October 14, 2019

“Under the leadership of the government and with our partners, I believe we have really managed to reduce the virus in as small a geographical area as possible, essentially a triangle between Mambasa, Komanda, Beni, Mandima, which is a space between North Kivu and Ituri, ” – The Executive Director of WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, Dr. Michael Ryan The […]

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Weekly epidemiological report- week 37

Diseases in West Africa; Week 37

Infographic Presentation of Epidemiological Reports from West Africa

September 29, 2019

Weekly epidemiological report of Ebola Virus Disease, Lassa Fever, Dengue fever, Yellow fever, and Cholera from across West Africa. Highlights of the Weekly Epidemiological Report: In Nigeria, the Yellow fever outbreak that started on 29 August, 2019 in Kano continues  Liberia reported a new confirmed case of Lassa Fever Current Ebola outbreak in DRC still […]

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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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Diseases in West Africa; Week 29

Diseases in West Africa; Week 29

Infographic Summary of Epid Reports from West Africa

August 8, 2019

Weekly Epidemiological Report of major diseases in West Africa including Lassa Fever, Measles, Dengue and Cholera. Highlights of Major Diseases in West Africa this week: Cote d’Ivoire reported a case of Dengue Fever. Case Fatality Rate of Lassa Fever is currently at 21.4% across the region; with Nigeria reporting 95% of the cases. Current Ebola outbreak […]

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Infectious Diseases in West Africa; Week 28

Infectious Diseases in West Africa; Week 28

July 30, 2019

Weekly epidemiological report of infectious diseases in West Africa, including: Ebola Virus Disease, Lassa Fever, Dengue fever, Yellow fever, and Cholera. Highlights of Infectious Diseases in West Africa; Week 28: In Nigeria, there was one confirmed case of Monkey pox Nigeria, Guinea and Niger reported the most cases on Measles this week Ebola outbreak still […]

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The Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Declared PHEIC: Here’s What we Know

July 23, 2019

The declaration of the DRC Ebola Outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) followed the fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for EVD in the DRC where it was concluded that a coordinated international response under the International Health Regulations (2005) is required. Would declaring PHEIC in DRC address the local […]

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Disease Outbreaks in West Africa; Week 27

Disease Outbreaks in West Africa; Week 27

July 23, 2019

Weekly epidemiological report of Disease Outbreaks in West Africa, including: Ebola Virus Disease, Lassa Fever, Dengue fever, measles, and Cholera. Highlights of the Disease Outbreaks in West Africa this week: In the ECOWAS region, Cholera is reported in Benin Republic and Nigeria  New cases have been confirmed in the Dengue fever outbreak in Cote d’Ivoire […]

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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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