Breaking News: FG APPOINTS CEOs FOR NHIS AND NCDC

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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Rainy Season in Nigeria: What You Should Know to Stay Safe

July 1, 2019

It has been an episode of one heavy downpour after the other in most states in Nigeria, leaving many roads with constant flooding including schools. Every rainy season brings the possibility of an outbreak of diarrhoeal diseases. Since Germs spread easily from an unhygienic environment to food and water sources, flooding may cause contamination of water […]

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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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