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 →

#Cholera: The Value of a Collaborative Outbreak Response

NCDC, and NPHCDA are working closely with WHO, MSF, UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies in Borno, to support the State Government in curtailing the spread of the outbreak. On the 16th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control… Continue Reading →

Lagos Launches a Disaster and Disease Outbreak Prevention Technology: AlertClinic

In its pilot phase, AlertClinic seeks to tackle Malaria, Lassa fever, Diarrheal Diseases and Polio. Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Primary Healthcare Board in collaboration with EpidAlert seek to use technology to reorganize communities around disasters prevention, warning, response and recovery. We… Continue Reading →

Nigeria Center for Disease Control Investigates Strange Illness in Kogi & Kwara State

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is supporting Kogi and Kwara States in ongoing investigations and NCDC Rapid Response Team is ready to be deployed as required. On the 17th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control… Continue Reading →

Africa CDC’s strategic mandates, an interview with Dr. Djoudalbaye Benjamin

Still alive in our minds, we remember the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The ill preparedness of the African community for a pandemic of such magnitude was glaring to the world. This significantly reinforced the need for an Africa-owned… Continue Reading →

#LassaFeverAlert: Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Speaks

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of an outbreak of Lassa Fever in Lagos & is in close contact with State Epidemiology Team. On the 4th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified… Continue Reading →

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