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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 →

Alert: Suspected Monkeypox Outbreak in Nigeria

The last reported case of Monkeypox in Nigeria was in the 1970s On the 22nd of September, 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was notified of a case of suspected Monkeypox. The case was identified in an 11-year-old male… Continue Reading →

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO warns

Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine. A report launched yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of… Continue Reading →

YellowFever Alert: What You Need to Know

Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected aedes mosquitoes. There is no specific medicine to treat the disease. The Hon Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, confirms a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke… Continue Reading →

A Closer Look at the Status of Cholera in IDP Camps

Health workers fear these numbers could rise exponentially because of poor water and sanitation conditions in many camps across the area. The first cholera cases were identified in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, on… Continue Reading →

#LassaFeverAlert: Everyone is a Stakeholder

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of an outbreak of #LassaFever in #Lagos & is in close contact with State Epidemiology Team — NCDC (@NCDCgov) 9 August 2017 In the epidemiological report by the Nigeria Center for Disease… Continue Reading →

Alert: Prevention and Control of Hepatitis E Infection

States are advised to create increased awareness on Hepatitis E infection in their communities and implement preventive measures Hepatitis E is a viral infection of the liver with an incubation period that ranges from 2 to 8 weeks. It is transmitted via… Continue Reading →

Vaccines: A neglected key weapon in the fight against drug-resistant microbes

The battle against drug-resistant superbugs has neglected a key weapon, scientists say: using vaccines to quell the spread of resistance. As drug-resistant infections sweep across the globe, public-health organizations have focused mainly on developing new antimicrobial treatments and cutting the… Continue Reading →

“I came to the Nigerian JEE process expecting a challenging time”- Interview with Dr Okereke, a JEE External Assessor

There have been a lot of activities across West Africa towards strengthening health systems and capacities of countries to protect the health of their countries and the subregion collectively. Nigeria is leading the way in some of the regional reforms,… Continue Reading →

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