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#StayAlert Week 7: Vaccines Worked Historically and Vaccines Work Today

This week was enriched with a number of health campaigns directed towards strengthening Global Health Security. From the first day of the week, we have been exposed to the numerous benefits of vaccines and how the world can improve its… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 6: Africa Stance in Strengthening Global Health Security

“Africa is providing leadership and strengthening its health architecture to enhance global health security and address disease outbreaks…” Dr. John Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention Today is World Tuberculosis Day. Like other infectious… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 5: The Emergence of Immortal Pathogens

One of the action packages of the Global Health Security Agenda is the prevention of antimicrobial resistance. The emergence of new strains of infectious diseases is a threat to public health that frustrates the existing process of combating these diseases…. Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 4: It’s not over with Ebola

The initial problem was a communication gap in health care and slow response to an outbreak. We paid dearly for this gap with the lives of thousands that died in the 2014 Ebola outbreak. With collaborative efforts and international intervention,… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 3: Social Media and Health

This week, the conversation revolves around communication to promote health. Social media has been of great value, enabling easy information exchange and strengthening communication. According to report, 100 million people from Africa are on Facebook. The question is, “how can… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 2: Today, A Disease-Free World is Possible

This week, there have been advances in the journey to epidemic control and disease management. From the recent study that redirected our minds to other ways to control epidemics to the 2017 report from Bill and Melinda Gates. The question… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 1: The ‘Proclaimed’ Cure for AIDS and Other Stories

The week began with engaging conversations on the Global Health Security Agenda and relating this to present realities. Bringing this closer home, the week also brought lessons on the role of new media in health communications for progress. Let us… Continue Reading →

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