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Global Health Security

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 →

The Price of Wellness: The WHO-SDG Health Price Tag

Investments to expand services towards universal health coverage and the other SDG health targets could prevent 97 million premature deaths globally The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by the Member States of the United Nations in 2015 as the world’s… Continue Reading →

“This is the Time to Create a Platform that will Work for One Health in Nigeria”- Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Strengthening One Health Through Field Epidemiology Training Since its inception in 2016, the Annual Scientific Conference is a national platform for public health experts to engage strategically on public health issues. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the… Continue Reading →

A New Path to a Beautiful, Healthy Lagos Opens.

Governor Ambode enacted a new Environmental Protection Law made effective under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI). The population of Lagos is estimated to rise to 25 million by 2025. As the city expands, the creation of economically sound and standardised… Continue Reading →

Technology to Foster Universal Health Coverage, WHO Africa Considers

Integrating technology into Africa’s healthcare systems is key to opening them up faster to the poorest and most vulnerable people, the World Health Organization’s Africa director said. Using more technology presents a “big opportunity” for rolling out universal health coverage… Continue Reading →

Nigeria Completed Joint External Evaluation (JEE): The ball is now in play

In the words of the Dr. Ambrose Talisuna, who led the WHO External Expert team, Nigeria’s assessment process is high quality… In the recent past, countries would conduct a self-assessment of their capacities to prevent, detect and respond to disease… Continue Reading →

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