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#StayAlert Week 11: An Insightful Roller Coaster of Events

What did you do differently this week? While you spent the week flowing with work, the world was zooming to another level in the race towards global health security. This week, Nigeria is proud to host its first Joint External… Continue Reading →

“I came to the Nigerian JEE process expecting a challenging time”- Interview with Dr Okereke, a JEE External Assessor

There have been a lot of activities across West Africa towards strengthening health systems and capacities of countries to protect the health of their countries and the subregion collectively. Nigeria is leading the way in some of the regional reforms,… Continue Reading →

Nigeria Completed Joint External Evaluation (JEE): The ball is now in play

In the words of the Dr. Ambrose Talisuna, who led the WHO External Expert team, Nigeria’s assessment process is high quality… In the recent past, countries would conduct a self-assessment of their capacities to prevent, detect and respond to disease… Continue Reading →

How ‘E’ Becomes our Most Favourite Letter in the Alphabet, JEE says it all!

The Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is a voluntary, collaborative process to assess a country’s capacity under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to public health threats. Since 2014, there has been a growing number of… Continue Reading →

Become Our Exclusive Beta Tester

EpidAlert just completed the beta version of a mobile application called AlertClinic. This application hopes to address a broken component of disease prevention and surveillance systems. Read more about the AlertClinic System HERE. Communication bridges the gap between the public… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 10: The Numbers Always Tell a Story

A report by World Bank compared the cost of financing pandemic preparedness with the cost of responding to an outbreak. Nations spend far more to respond to a disease than to prevent it in the first place. In preparation for… Continue Reading →

A Story of Community Building: AlertClinic by EpidAlert

What single denominator unites software developer, the security guard at his office and the market vendor who sells tomatoes to his wife? #AlertClinic Mr Adekunle is a Software Developer, Mr. Ciroma is a Security Guard and Madam Amarachi sells vegetables at… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 9: This Week Was Africa Week

This week, was truly #AfricaWeek. A new Director-General of WHO has just been elected, as the individual who is to steer the affairs of the global health agency for the next five years has emerged from Africa. Likewise, the world… Continue Reading →

NCDC Releases Statement On Nigeria’s Preparedness Plan Against Ebola

Nigeria’s response to Ebola in 2014 was recognised globally for its speed and efficiency. NCDC and its partners will leverage this successfully in its preparedness to prevent, detect and respond. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control just released a statement… Continue Reading →

5 things Nigerians can do to Keep Nigeria Ebola Free

In the battle against Ebola, we must remember that we did not wait to be told everything; we stepped up and started solving our problems. Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on October 20th 2014. Between then and now, global strategies and… Continue Reading →

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