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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 →

First NFELTP Conference shall be accessible digitally, just follow #NFELTPX16 on social media

The Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NFELTP)  was established in October 2008 to develop a self-sustaining institutionalized capacity to train public health leaders in field epidemiology and field-oriented public health laboratory practice, and to provide epidemiological services to… Continue Reading →

The Roles of Stakeholders in the Control of Lassa Fever

On Wednesday 13th January, the Minister of Health of Nigeria, Prof. Adewole Isaac announced the appointment of Prof. Michael Asuzu as the head of the Ministerial expert committee on Lassa Fever. The committee will embark on a fact-finding mission, assess the current… Continue Reading →

2016 Lassa Fever outbreak in Nigeria shows a surge in fatality

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3 ways to coin the headlines when Ebola transmission ends.

‘Ebola Free’ as a term has occurred in the media alongside WHO’s declaration to mark end of Ebola transmission 42 days after last human case tests negative for Ebola Virus in affected countries.  Ebola Free status is achieved ONLY when there… Continue Reading →

The last case of Ebola in the world has been discharged

The last set of contacts are out of quarantine, the final case of Ebola has been discharged, the world can start a countdown. The last case of Ebola is an infant who tested positive of Ebola at birth; which is… Continue Reading →

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