A Call for Actions to Backup Commitments Towards Ending TB

September 28, 2018

It is unacceptable that millions lose their lives, and many more suffer daily from a preventable and curable disease,” said Dr. Tereza Kasaeva, Director of WHO’s Global TB Programme Tuberculosis (TB), a preventable, treatable and curable disease claimed 1.6m lives just last year including 300,000 people who lived with HIV, according to a recent report […]

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First-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB provides historic opportunity

September 21, 2018

Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million TB deaths since 2000, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. WHO’s 2018 Global TB Report, released […]

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Use of Volunteer Proven to be an Effective Tool in Healthcare Interventions across Nigeria

September 21, 2018

Besides clean water, no other intervention has been able to reduce the disease burden in the world like vaccines have- WHO Polio immunization in Nigeria has arguably received more consistent publicity than any other disease. The focus on eradicating polio via immunization has often taken center stage in global health conversations, so it is clear why […]

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Meeting the Global Goal to End Cholera by 2030; Nigeria’s Cholera reality check

September 13, 2018

12 years from now, 2030 to be specific, Africa will no longer have to deal with cholera outbreaks – at least according to the continent’s health ministers who met in Dakar, Senegal and adopted the Regional Framework for the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control. While this is a laudable agreement, it is […]

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NCDC Calls for Stronger Partnerships and Investments in Scientific Research to Address Public Health Issues in Nigeria

September 7, 2018

“One thing that has stood out for us in Nigeria is the rise of field epidemiologists as foot soldiers during outbreaks. We have seen this in every outbreak Nigeria has had to respond to over the last few years.” Ehanire said In recent years, the world has experienced the emergence and re-emergence of infectious disease outbreaks. […]

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Global immunization annual coverage data “check-up”. What can we learn?

September 6, 2018

Last year, nearly 20 million infants worldwide did not receive all their basic childhood vaccines. Half of them live in just five countries: Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Annual check-ups are part of normal prevention, helping your doctor to identify and address potentially worrisome conditions before they become serious. As a patient, you benefit […]

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The 3rd annual NCDC/NFELTP Scientific Conference; Strengthening Health Security Through Field Epidemiology

September 3, 2018

In the wake of the Ebola and Lassa Fever outbreaks in Nigeria and the larger West African region, the work of “public health disease detectives” more formally called field epidemiologists, has increasingly come to light. Field epidemiologists are the foot soldiers in tracking and analyzing disease outbreaks before they become widespread, and their work provides […]

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African Health Ministers Pledge to End Cholera in Africa by 2030

August 31, 2018

African Health Ministers have pledged to implement key strategies for ending cholera outbreaks in the African region by 2030. Forty-seven African countries adopted the Regional Framework for the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control today (28 August) at the 68th session of the World Health Organization’s Regional Committee for Africa, which […]

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DRC Ebola Outbreak: An active conflict zone and rising infections among health care workers are helping to spread the deadly disease

August 30, 2018

Four weeks into the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 75 people have died ― making this eruption among the nine largest Ebola outbreaks since the deadly hemorrhagic fever was first identified in the 1970s. And global health experts are concerned this may be just the beginning of the fight in an […]

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The systems that Identify, Treat and Prevent STDs are strained to near-breaking point; A call for new resources

August 29, 2018

The U.S. saw a record number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in 2017, marking the fourth straight year of sharp increases in gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The trend is exacerbated by the fact that gonorrhea could soon become resistant to antibiotic […]

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