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Surveillance Program Which Drastically Reduces Disease Detection in Uganda.

It’s a fact that when we increase surveillance, we can keep outbreaks small and prevent further spread of deadly diseases. In a scientific report titled ‘Impact of enhanced Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) surveillance on outbreak detection and response in Uganda’… Continue Reading →

Response to Lassa Fever Outbreak Still on High Scale

Prevention of Lassa fever relies on promoting good community hygiene to discourage rodents from entering homes The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and partners led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) continue to intensify their response to the current Lassa… Continue Reading →

#EndTB: Nigeria Unanimously ‘votes’ to Find & Notify all Cases of Tuberculosis

Nigeria is one of the 14 countries in the world listed as being high burdened for tuberculosis Nigeria government and development partners, including World Health Organization (WHO), are ¬†assiduously fighting the scourge of tuberculosis (TB) in a series of sensitization… Continue Reading →

5 Days of Successful Measles Immunization Campaign in Lagos

Tuesday, 20th of March marked the end of the measles vaccination campaign in Lagos Mainland, Surulere and some other local governments in Lagos State. The campaign which ran for 5-days was well patronized by health-conscious residents, who went as far… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE: Lassa Fever Top Resident Doctors’ Meeting in Abuja

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NCDC Releases Updates on Outbreak of Lassa Fever across 10 States in Nigeria

Following the increasing number of Lassa fever cases reported from several States across the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate the response to the outbreak on behalf of the Federal… Continue Reading →

Self Medication: Weakening Barriers to Antimicrobial Resistance

Everyone needs information and education on medicines and appropriate health-seeking strategies. Intervals in human history have been marked by the pattern of individual self-care in the family and local community. Treatment of diseases involved self-treatment with locally-produced preparations of generally… Continue Reading →

The 2017/2018 Nationwide Measles Campaign flags off

Vaccination still remains the cheapest form of immunization against childhood killer diseases. The Federal Government on Tuesday flagged off the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign, which aims to vaccinate over 33 million Nigerian children against the disease. The Executive Director of… Continue Reading →

Tech as a Tool to #EndPolio

What is the story of Polio? The story of Polio cannot be told without the story of Smallpox. Smallpox, also a viral illness, historically spread through populations, leaving scarring, organ damage and death in its wake. It had a name… Continue Reading →

Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa- A 100 Year Story of Data

Analysis revealed that sub-Saharan Africa, has experienced a decline in the prevalence of P. falciparum¬†from 40% prevalence between 1900 and 1929 to 24% prevalence between 2010 and 2015. Researchers across various fields have traced the relationship between malariology and the… Continue Reading →

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