Self Medication: Weakening Barriers to Antimicrobial Resistance

Everyone needs information and education on medicines and appropriate health-seeking strategies. Intervals in human history have been marked by the pattern of individual self-care in the family and local community. Treatment of diseases involved self-treatment with locally-produced preparations of generally… Continue Reading →

The 2017/2018 Nationwide Measles Campaign flags off

Vaccination still remains the cheapest form of immunization against childhood killer diseases. The Federal Government on Tuesday flagged off the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign, which aims to vaccinate over 33 million Nigerian children against the disease. The Executive Director of… Continue Reading →

Tech as a Tool to #EndPolio

What is the story of Polio? The story of Polio cannot be told without the story of Smallpox. Smallpox, also a viral illness, historically spread through populations, leaving scarring, organ damage and death in its wake. It had a name… Continue Reading →

Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa- A 100 Year Story of Data

Analysis revealed that sub-Saharan Africa, has experienced a decline in the prevalence of P. falciparum from 40% prevalence between 1900 and 1929 to 24% prevalence between 2010 and 2015. Researchers across various fields have traced the relationship between malariology and the… Continue Reading →

Infectious diseases, still responsible for under-five deaths globally

Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the greatest burden of under-five mortality in the world, Nigeria has the highest under-the-counter mortality in the world. Every year, millions of children die before their fifth birthday, mostly from preventable causes such as… Continue Reading →

Alert: Suspected Monkeypox Outbreak in Nigeria

The last reported case of Monkeypox in Nigeria was in the 1970s On the 22nd of September, 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified of a case of suspected Monkeypox. The case was identified in an 11-year-old male… Continue Reading →

A Global Pledge to End Cholera by 2030

An ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 launches today. The world is embracing universal health coverage, good health for all and today, a target is set to eradicate cholera for good. Cholera is a… Continue Reading →

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO warns

Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine. A report launched yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of… Continue Reading →

YellowFever Alert: What You Need to Know

Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected aedes mosquitoes. There is no specific medicine to treat the disease. The Hon Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, confirms a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke… Continue Reading →

A Closer Look at the Status of Cholera in IDP Camps

Health workers fear these numbers could rise exponentially because of poor water and sanitation conditions in many camps across the area. The first cholera cases were identified in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, on… Continue Reading →

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