Press Release: FG PHASES OUT OLD YELLOW CARD, REPLACES WITH NEW ELECTRONIC VERSION

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

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 infographic describes each of the known occurrences of Ebola outbreaks by year and country where the case was discovered

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Tackling AMR: Going from Global Plans to Global Actions

June 24, 2019

The rise in the levels of Antimicrobial resistance should be a concern to every person in the world and not just the Government or health care professionals. AMR is one of the biggest threats to human development, food security and global health today, and its effects can be felt by anyone in any part of […]

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DECLARING DRC EBOLA OUTBREAK PHEIC MAY NOT ACHIEVE DESIRED RESULTS

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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Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions BANNED Amid a Nationwide Resurgence of Measles

June 18, 2019

State lawmakers banned non-medical vaccine exemptions based on religious beliefs in New York on Thursday. The religious exemption ban comes at a critical time. The state is at the forefront of a nationwide resurgence of measles, with active outbreaks that have sickened hundreds and splintered into other states. “This administration has taken aggressive action to […]

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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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Fighting Cholera with the Power of Geospatial Mapping

May 17, 2019

The Cholera Threat According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cholera (an infectious disease which causes acute watery diarrhoea) remains a global threat to public health with an annual average of 82,000 deaths. In Nigeria, the cholera burden has been an average of 10,000 cases annually with over 70% of the cases coming from Bauchi, […]

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