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The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO warns

Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine. A report launched yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of… Continue Reading →

National Polio Laboratory gets a hundred percents accreditation, valid for 12 months.

The laboratory has tested more than 22,000 samples in the recent 12 months’ period with over 99.9% of accurate identification of poliovirus. The world has made grand progress in the eradication of polio. Nigeria has not recorded any new cases of… Continue Reading →

Yemen: Cholera Outbreak Epidemiology Update by WHO (Infographic)

From 27 April to 18 July 2017, 362 545 suspected cholera cases and 1817 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88% (293/333) of the districts. The five most affected districts were Al Hali… Continue Reading →

#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 →

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 →

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