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#DRCongo: They Are Called The Ebola Beaters

“With the end of this epidemic, DRC has once again proved to the world that we can control the very deadly Ebola virus if we respond early in a coordinated and efficient way.” – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General…. Continue Reading →

A New Path to a Beautiful, Healthy Lagos Opens.

Governor Ambode enacted a new Environmental Protection Law made effective under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI). The population of Lagos is estimated to rise to 25 million by 2025. As the city expands, the creation of economically sound and standardised… 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 →

Technology to Foster Universal Health Coverage, WHO Africa Considers

Integrating technology into Africa’s healthcare systems is key to opening them up faster to the poorest and most vulnerable people, the World Health Organization’s Africa director said. Using more technology presents a “big opportunity” for rolling out universal health coverage… 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 →

“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 →

Nigeria Completed Joint External Evaluation (JEE): The ball is now in play

In the words of the Dr. Ambrose Talisuna, who led the WHO External Expert team, Nigeria’s assessment process is high quality… In the recent past, countries would conduct a self-assessment of their capacities to prevent, detect and respond to disease… Continue Reading →

How ‘E’ Becomes our Most Favourite Letter in the Alphabet, JEE says it all!

The Joint External Evaluation (JEE) is a voluntary, collaborative process to assess a country’s capacity under the International Health Regulations (IHR) to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to public health threats. Since 2014, there has been a growing number of… Continue Reading →

Become Our Exclusive Beta Tester

EpidAlert just completed the beta version of a mobile application called AlertClinic. This application hopes to address a broken component of disease prevention and surveillance systems. Read more about the AlertClinic System HERE. Communication bridges the gap between the public… 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 →

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