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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 →

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 →

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 →

#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 →

WHO Releases List of 12 Drug-Resistant Bacteria That Pose Health Risk

For the first time, WHO released a list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are of public health importance. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of WHO’s… 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 →

Still She Fights On

Eunice did not hide. She immediately called for immediate treatment and care. Eunice Jalloh, a 29 year-old housewife contracted Ebola when she paid a friend a visit. She found her sick and vomiting. Not knowing her friend had Ebola, she helped… 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: Let’s Talk the Numbers

  The recent outbreak of Ebola in Africa has been well documented. It is a well travelled disease appearing on at least three continents and its media coverage was second to none at the zenith of its activities. It wasn’t… Continue Reading →

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