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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 →

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 →

#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 →

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