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July 2017

Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Epidemiology Update by WHO (Infographic)

From 27 April to 18 July 2017, 362 545 suspected cholera cases and 1817 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88% (293/333) of the districts. The five most affected districts were Al Hali… Continue Reading →

The Price of Wellness: The WHO-SDG Health Price Tag

Investments to expand services towards universal health coverage and the other SDG health targets could prevent 97 million premature deaths globally The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by the Member States of the United Nations in 2015 as the world’s… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 13: After the #LagosFlood, The Awakening.

“A visit to some communities in Ibeju-Lekki and its environs over the weekend gave a clearer picture of the level of devastation and community health disaster caused by the unfortunate incident as many families were seen evacuating water out from… Continue Reading →

#LagosFlood: What You Should Know to Stay Safe.

The climate of South-Western Nigeria is tropical, with Lagos State is geographically seated 39 metres above sea level and an intense rainy season between April and July. In recent days, Lagos, Africa’s most populous city with a population of 12… Continue Reading →

“This is the Time to Create a Platform that will Work for One Health in Nigeria”- Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Strengthening One Health Through Field Epidemiology Training Since its inception in 2016, the Annual Scientific Conference is a national platform for public health experts to engage strategically on public health issues. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the… Continue Reading →

#DRCongo: They Are Called The Ebola Beaters

“With the end of this epidemic, DRC has once again proved to the world that we can control the very deadly Ebola virus if we respond early in a coordinated and efficient way.” – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General…. Continue Reading →

A New Path to a Beautiful, Healthy Lagos Opens.

Governor Ambode enacted a new Environmental Protection Law made effective under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI). The population of Lagos is estimated to rise to 25 million by 2025. As the city expands, the creation of economically sound and standardised… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 12: Technology and you-Talking Health, today

On the Global Health scene this week, there’s a think-tank discussing how to enable accessible health care services for you. A concept called Universal Health Coverage. It’s officially most topical this week, from Kigali in Rwanda to all internet-enabled parts… Continue Reading →

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