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#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 →

NCDC Releases Statement On Nigeria’s Preparedness Plan Against Ebola

Nigeria’s response to Ebola in 2014 was recognised globally for its speed and efficiency. NCDC and its partners will leverage this successfully in its preparedness to prevent, detect and respond. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control just released a statement… Continue Reading →

#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 →

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 →

Living with a Viral Villian

West Africa and indeed the world is approaching Zero Ebola Cases. But there are a whole lot of issues that need to approach zero before we can begin to rejoice. Chief of them is the acute stigmatization that Ebola Survivors… Continue Reading →

Is Money All that is needed to Stop Ebola?

You know the popular saying, ‘Money can’t buy happiness’? How about ‘Money can’t but love’, or ‘Money can’t buy good health’? Over time, people have filled in the blanks on this popular statement and with good reason. It’s because monetary… Continue Reading →

Zero Ebola Cases – A Checkpoint, Not a Destination

As the world races to achieve Zero Ebola Cases, international agencies and donor organizations working with affected countries may have to shift their focus from the number of Ebola cases to the aftermath of Ebola – psychologically, economically, socially and… Continue Reading →

For Ebola Survivors, The Fight Has Just Begun

Meet Isatu Charm, a 51 year-old Ebola Survivor from Tonkolili District. Prior to contracting Ebola Virus Disease, Charm was a nurse at the Government Hospital, Magburaka. Her story reminds the rest of us that the fight against Ebola continues long… Continue Reading →

Ebola in Sierra Leone: A Nigerian Volunteer’s Experience

Today’s Ebola story takes us to the frontlines in Sierra Leone where a team of Nigerian volunteers are on hand to combat the deadly disease. We often think of Ebola volunteers as those who work in the treatment centers alone…. Continue Reading →

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