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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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July 1, 2019

Following the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of the Current Executive Secretary,Prof. Usman Yusuf who has been on administrative leave and has approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary Similarly, the President also […]

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June 29, 2019

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced its plan to phase out completely, all old versions of Yellow card and a new E-Yellow card has been put in place in its stead with effect from July 1st, 2019. Making the announcement in his office, in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz […]

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40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease around the World

June 28, 2019

The world has had 40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease so far. Learning from experience is an essential part of reducing mistakes, improving public health response, and the public health system’s ability to improve, change and adapt in an organized way. This 40 Years of Ebola infographic describes each of the known occurrences of Ebola […]

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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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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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