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Global Health Security

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 →

Infectious diseases, still responsible for under-five deaths globally

Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the greatest burden of under-five mortality in the world, Nigeria has the highest under-the-counter mortality in the world. Every year, millions of children die before their fifth birthday, mostly from preventable causes such as… Continue Reading →

A Global Pledge to End Cholera by 2030

An ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 launches today. The world is embracing universal health coverage, good health for all and today, a target is set to eradicate cholera for good. Cholera is a… Continue Reading →

#Cholera: The Value of a Collaborative Outbreak Response

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 →

Lagos Launches a Disaster and Disease Outbreak Prevention Technology: AlertClinic

In its pilot phase, AlertClinic seeks to tackle Malaria, Lassa fever, Diarrheal Diseases and Polio. Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Primary Healthcare Board in collaboration with EpidAlert seek to use technology to reorganize communities around disasters prevention, warning, response and recovery. We… 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 →

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 →

Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Epidemiology Update by WHO (Infographic)

From 27 April to 18 July 2017, 362 545 suspected cholera cases and 1817 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88% (293/333) of the districts. The five most affected districts were Al Hali… Continue Reading →

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