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#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 →

The Next Epidemic Could Originate on the Computer Screen of a Terrorist- Bill Gates

At the ongoing 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Bill Gates and other world leaders were on a panel discussion about health security. Bill Gates shared an insight on bio-terrorism and how the world needs to prepare for it. Here is… 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 →

‘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 →

#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 →

GHSA: Marching Towards a Disease-Free World

Decades of research and resources have been consistently dedicated to the progression of better, accessible health in Africa, as well as other regions of the world populated by developing states. The numbers tell a story. There is much to be… 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 →

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