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July 2017

Is your area flooded? How to #staysafe from diarrhoeal diseases…

Every rainy season brings the possibility of an outbreak of diarrhoeal diseases. Germs spread easily from an unhygienic environment to food and water sources. Flooding may cause the contamination of water sources. How then do you protect yourself and family… Continue Reading →

Dear Lagosians, #StaySafe from Diarrhoeal Diseases!

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, was joined at a briefing in Alausa on Tuesday, by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde. He confirmed an outbreak of cholera in three Local Government Areas of the state. The… Continue Reading →

Vaccines: A neglected key weapon in the fight against drug-resistant microbes

The battle against drug-resistant superbugs has neglected a key weapon, scientists say: using vaccines to quell the spread of resistance. As drug-resistant infections sweep across the globe, public-health organizations have focused mainly on developing new antimicrobial treatments and cutting the… Continue Reading →

The Africa CDC has a new child in Southern Africa.

Southern African countries met to operationalize the Africa CDC Regional Collaborating Centres (RCC) in Lusaka, Zambia. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)  supports all African Countries to improve surveillance, emergency response, and prevention of infectious diseases…. Continue Reading →

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 →

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