April 2018

Yes, Vaccines Work but are Vaccines Safe?

Rejecting vaccines is more dangerous and expensive in the long run as it weakens the immunity of those who get immunized and increases the susceptibility of everyone. Vaccine-preventable deaths are not just sad, they are needless. They constitute a problem… Continue Reading →

Investment in Vaccines is our Proof to Nigerians that #VaccinesWork

While our advocacy this week is to remind all stakeholders that vaccines work, it is not enough to focus on communities keeping cynical views of vaccines pharmacologic efficacy. Today marks the first day of Africa Vaccination Week. At EpidAlert, our… Continue Reading →

We have to keep innovating to control Malaria- Bill Gates

Last year, a report by the WHO found that Rwanda and Nigeria saw more than 1 million new cases of malaria between 2015 and 2016. Greater investment in satellite tracking of mosquitoes is vital in the fight to eradicate malaria, Bill Gates… Continue Reading →

UK Aid Announces New Funding for Commonwealth Countries to Eliminate NTDs

This  support is part of the UK’s £360 million commitment made in April 2017 to provide a billion treatments for people at risk of neglected tropical diseases. Trachoma, a neglected tropical disease (NTD), is a bacterial infection that can lead to… Continue Reading →

A New Generation of Antimicrobial Resistance is Here; More Cases Reported

Seventy percent of the patients admitted to the MSF hospital in Yemen have antibiotic resistant bacteria in their systems. The bombing campaign in Yemen has produced thousands of casualties, but the real cost may not become apparent for years to… Continue Reading →

Alarming Increase in Cases of Cholera in Nigeria; NCDC Cautions

Continuous practice of open defecation, poor personal hygiene, poor environment sanitation, poor access to water supply and poor responses were causes of increasing cases The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday raised an alarm over the increased cases… Continue Reading →

With #EYEstrategy, 1 Billion People Will Be Vaccinated in Africa- Dr Tedros

The #EYEstrategy is based on lessons learned from previous experience in West Africa The Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is in Nigeria for a three- day Global Policy Group (GPG) Meeting. This meeting is holding… Continue Reading →

Evaluation of Nigeria’s Polio Eradication Programme Showed a Laudable Progress

The  Expert Review Committee (ERC) for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization in Nigeria lauded the polio eradication programme for its impressive progress The  Expert Review Committee (ERC) for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization in Nigeria meets periodically to evaluate progress towards… Continue Reading →

Taking a Moment to Appreciate our #HealthHeroes

Credit: World Health Organization They are caretakers. They are educators. They are your neighbors, friends, and family. Without them, there would be no health services for millions of families worldwide Health workers are at the forefront of the fight against… Continue Reading →

Summary of Situation Report by NCDC (Week 11)

Every week, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shares epidemiological report collated from each Local Government across the 37 States of the Federation. In the reporting week, week 11 ending on March 18, 2018, we will observe the incidence… Continue Reading →

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