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#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 →

#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 →

World Leaders Recommit to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases at #NTDSummit2017, Geneva

GENEVA (19 April 2017) – This week, leaders from governments, pharmaceutical companies and charitable organizations convened at a five-day summit in Geneva to pledge new commitments to the collective efforts to control and eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The summit… Continue Reading →

Everyone Can Lend a Hand In The Response to Meningitis

Social media has become a useful tool for epidemic control and management. Platforms such as Facebook are developing tools to improve health outcomes. The Ebola outbreak was one such classic example, numbers alone could not describe the reach and penetration… Continue Reading →

#Meningitis: The Value of A Collaborative Outbreak Response

Communicable diseases remain among the leading causes of death, illness, and disability in African communities. When disease surveillance information is available and supported by laboratory confirmation, these events can be detected and investigated in a timely manner, and support an… Continue Reading →

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 →

#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 →

Translating the Global Health Security Goals in Nigeria, US-CDC Partners with the Nigerian Government

‘Detect’, one of the action words of the Global Health Security Agenda. There are 11 action packages compiled by the Global Health Security Agenda to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases. Four targets are outlined to promote early disease… 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 →

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