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#StayAlert Week 13: After the #LagosFlood, The Awakening.

“A visit to some communities in Ibeju-Lekki and its environs over the weekend gave a clearer picture of the level of devastation and community health disaster caused by the unfortunate incident as many families were seen evacuating water out from… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 12: Technology and you-Talking Health, today

On the Global Health scene this week, there’s a think-tank discussing how to enable accessible health care services for you. A concept called Universal Health Coverage. It’s officially most topical this week, from Kigali in Rwanda to all internet-enabled parts… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 11: An Insightful Roller Coaster of Events

What did you do differently this week? While you spent the week flowing with work, the world was zooming to another level in the race towards global health security. This week, Nigeria is proud to host its first Joint External… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 9: This Week Was Africa Week

This week, was truly #AfricaWeek. A new Director-General of WHO has just been elected, as the individual who is to steer the affairs of the global health agency for the next five years has emerged from Africa. Likewise, the world… Continue Reading →

#StayAlert Week 8: Dear Africa, Happy Workers’ Day

This week, the world took a conscious look at Liberia. Online news was constantly buzzing about the mysterious illness that has caused a number of death is Sinoe County, Liberia. Is it another outbreak of hemorrhagic fever? This was the… Continue Reading →

#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 →

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