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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 →

#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 →

#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 →

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 →

#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 →

#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 →

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