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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 →

#LassaFeverAlert: Everyone is a Stakeholder

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of an outbreak of #LassaFever in #Lagos & is in close contact with State Epidemiology Team — NCDC (@NCDCgov) 9 August 2017 In the epidemiological report by the Nigeria Center for Disease… Continue Reading →

Another new child from Africa CDC to strengthen health security in Africa

The Regional Collaborating Centre provides an opportunity for effective collaboration, integration and coordination of epidemiological surveillance, strengthening existing networks of quality laboratories for early detection and response.  Disease outbreaks are increasing globally due to environmental degradation, climate change, population growth… Continue Reading →

Alert: Prevention and Control of Hepatitis E Infection

States are advised to create increased awareness on Hepatitis E infection in their communities and implement preventive measures Hepatitis E is a viral infection of the liver with an incubation period that ranges from 2 to 8 weeks. It is transmitted via… Continue Reading →

National Polio Laboratory gets a hundred percents accreditation, valid for 12 months.

The laboratory has tested more than 22,000 samples in the recent 12 months’ period with over 99.9% of accurate identification of poliovirus. The world has made grand progress in the eradication of polio. Nigeria has not recorded any new cases of… Continue Reading →

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 →

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