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


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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 →

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


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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 →

#Cholera: The Value of a Collaborative Outbreak Response


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NCDC, and NPHCDA are working closely with WHO, MSF, UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies in Borno, to support the State Government in curtailing the spread of the outbreak. On the 16th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control… Continue Reading →

Nigeria Center for Disease Control Investigates Strange Illness in Kogi & Kwara State


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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is supporting Kogi and Kwara States in ongoing investigations and NCDC Rapid Response Team is ready to be deployed as required. On the 17th of August 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control… Continue Reading →

Africa CDC’s strategic mandates, an interview with Dr. Djoudalbaye Benjamin


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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


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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 →

The Africa CDC has a new child in Southern Africa.


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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 →

#StayAlert Week 9: This Week Was Africa Week


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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 →

#Meningitis: The Value of A Collaborative Outbreak Response


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Communicable diseases remain among the leading causes of death, illness, and disability in African communities. When disease surveillance information is available and supported by laboratory confirmation, these events can be detected and investigated in a timely manner, and support an… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 6: Africa Stance in Strengthening Global Health Security


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“Africa is providing leadership and strengthening its health architecture to enhance global health security and address disease outbreaks…” Dr. John Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention Today is World Tuberculosis Day. Like other infectious… Continue Reading →

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