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#Meningitis: The Value of A Collaborative Outbreak Response

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

“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 →

#StayAlert Week 5: The Emergence of Immortal Pathogens

One of the action packages of the Global Health Security Agenda is the prevention of antimicrobial resistance. The emergence of new strains of infectious diseases is a threat to public health that frustrates the existing process of combating these diseases…. Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 4: It’s not over with Ebola

The initial problem was a communication gap in health care and slow response to an outbreak. We paid dearly for this gap with the lives of thousands that died in the 2014 Ebola outbreak. With collaborative efforts and international intervention,… Continue Reading →

The Next Epidemic Could Originate on the Computer Screen of a Terrorist- Bill Gates

At the ongoing 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Bill Gates and other world leaders were on a panel discussion about health security. Bill Gates shared an insight on bio-terrorism and how the world needs to prepare for it. Here is… Continue Reading →

‘SuperSpreaders’ were the Drivers During the Last Ebola Outbreak

Researchers at Princeton University and Oregon State University conducted a retrospective analysis of the timing and location of 200 community burials between October 2014 and March 2015 in the urban areas around Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Using a… Continue Reading →

GHSA: Marching Towards a Disease-Free World

Decades of research and resources have been consistently dedicated to the progression of better, accessible health in Africa, as well as other regions of the world populated by developing states. The numbers tell a story. There is much to be… Continue Reading →

The Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa-CDC) launches today

The Ebola outbreak of 2014 had proven that it is time to reinforce Africa’s public health system to combat future health threats. To safeguard the African community and better the health of its people, the Africa Centre for Disease Control was… Continue Reading →

Living with a Viral Villian

West Africa and indeed the world is approaching Zero Ebola Cases. But there are a whole lot of issues that need to approach zero before we can begin to rejoice. Chief of them is the acute stigmatization that Ebola Survivors… Continue Reading →

Is Money All that is needed to Stop Ebola?

You know the popular saying, ‘Money can’t buy happiness’? How about ‘Money can’t but love’, or ‘Money can’t buy good health’? Over time, people have filled in the blanks on this popular statement and with good reason. It’s because monetary… Continue Reading →

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