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“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 →

#StayAlert Week 10: The Numbers Always Tell a Story

A report by World Bank compared the cost of financing pandemic preparedness with the cost of responding to an outbreak. Nations spend far more to respond to a disease than to prevent it in the first place. In preparation for… Continue Reading →

NCDC Releases Statement On Nigeria’s Preparedness Plan Against Ebola

Nigeria’s response to Ebola in 2014 was recognised globally for its speed and efficiency. NCDC and its partners will leverage this successfully in its preparedness to prevent, detect and respond. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control just released a statement… Continue Reading →

5 things Nigerians can do to Keep Nigeria Ebola Free

In the battle against Ebola, we must remember that we did not wait to be told everything; we stepped up and started solving our problems. Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on October 20th 2014. Between then and now, global strategies and… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 8: Preparedness- The Strategy that Works Best

Yesterday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)  published the weekly Epidemiological Report that details the incidence, distribution, and control of diseases across Nigeria. Again, the underlying power of ‘prevention’ was the core focus.  Updates from the report outlines the… Continue Reading →

10 Ways The #EndPolioNow Campaign Wins

It’s day 3 of the first round of the #EndPolioNow Immunization program in Nigeria. Here are 10 things you need to know; 1. On September 25, 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria polio free. 2. After over two… Continue Reading →

WHO Releases List of 12 Drug-Resistant Bacteria That Pose Health Risk

For the first time, WHO released a list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are of public health importance. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of WHO’s… 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 →

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 →

Lagos Sanitation Day Cancellation: megacities, economies and environmental choices.

Lagos State, Nigeria’s megacity, has for decades enforced a three-hour lockdown for citizens to embark on a sanitation exercise in their households and environments. Despite the obvious environmental impact (as well as indirect social impact) of this activity, the state… Continue Reading →

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