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Ebola On Wheels – Kamara’s Story


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Few people on earth are brave enough to return to a place that nearly got them killed. More so, when the place is an Ebola ambulance. Abdul Richard Kamara, a 35 year-old professional driver and Ebola survivor from Sierra Leone… Continue Reading →

Nigerian Ebola Volunteers Need Appreciation Too


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Monday, 20th October, 2014 would go down as one of the most anticipated days in Nigerian history. Finally it came and Nigeria was declared free from Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO). Everyone was relieved and happy that the… Continue Reading →

All You Need To Know About #OndoX


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On Monday, 13th April 2015, an outbreak occurred in Ondo State, Nigeria, affecting a total of 20 people and leaving 17 dead within 24 hours of onset. The outbreak was code-named #OndoX on social media. Amid fears of a recurrence… Continue Reading →

How Social Media Is Helping Fight Ebola Rumors In Nigeria


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  “News spread like wild fire – especially bad news” – Anonymous The recent outbreak of Ebola across Central and West Africa has left much destruction in its wake. For bystanders and survivors alike, it was a horrific incident nobody… Continue Reading →

Training Health Workers for Ebola Response and Community Support


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The Ebola crisis and its aftermath continue to challenge health workers and health systems in West Africa. Governments and international organizations that support health workers are seeking answers for how they can restore health services in West Africa, strengthen health… Continue Reading →

Why is Ebola so deadly?


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    Large populations across borders affected, over 6800 lives lost, hundreds of new infections daily. Over a billion dollars in estimated expenditure on direct health costs, human resources and logistics from numerous governments, international organizations and not for profit… Continue Reading →

Using Untested Drugs On Africans


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    The worst known outbreak of the meningitis epidemic inSub-Saharan Africa occurred in Northern Nigeria in 1996. Cases were in excess of 100,000, disproportionately affecting children, and left over 12,000 peopledead. In the wake of this unprecedented epidemic, Pfizer,… Continue Reading →

Life Inside the Ebola Lock Down


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    Once, when I had my 2nd year medical professional exams coming up, I decided I would stay at home for one straight week. That was inDecember, during the Christmas season. I needed to study and I couldn’t afford… Continue Reading →

My Ebola Story


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June 5, 2014. It was in the middle of a busy day when Theophilus walked into our office. He had a story to share. It was a story of hope, faith and survival. In the end, he agreed to share… Continue Reading →

Dealing with post Ebola complacency


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    ‘It came, we saw and we conquered.’ This is how the average Nigerian sees Ebola – a once menacing threat that has departed from their world,never to return; leaving in its wake martyrs, memorable jokes and lots of… Continue Reading →

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