Monkeypox killed one, infected 46 in nine states last year
Monkeypox infection has persisted in Nigeria as latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the disease killed one person and infected 46 others in nine states last year.
Ministries unveil project to tackle Ebola, Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever
As part of efforts to contain Ebola, Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever and others, the Federal Government has inaugurated a national One Health Strategic Plan.
66% of Lagosians can’t afford quality healthcare, says health commissioner
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said that about 66 per cent of Lagos residents cannot pay for quality healthcare as they live below the poverty threshold.
Expert blames diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS on poor nutrition, others
Executive Director of Borno State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BOPHDA), Dr. Sule Meleh, has attributed diabetes, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS to poor nutrition, which lacks capacity to boost immune system.
Experts blame unabated infectious disease on disruption of ecosystem
Medical experts have attributed the reoccurrence of Emerging Infectious disease (EIDs) to the inability of the government to control the disruption of the ecosystem through human activities.
American expert tasks Nigeria on better health sector to contain epidemics
A former Director of the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, New York, Dr. Tom Frieden, has called for proper funding of the health sector at the three tiers of government to boost preparedness and response to epidemics in Nigeria.
‘Nigeria’s level of preparedness, detection, response to epidemics is improving’
The fear that a new disease will emerge or existing ones will mutate into deadlier and untreatable versions has become even more palpable.
2017: A year like never before
In the year 2017, like never before, Nigeria was faced with several outbreaks - Cerebrospinal Meningitis, Lassa fever, Yellow fever, Cholera and most recently Monkeypox. There was definitely no quiet period for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) - the national public health agency with the responsibility of preventing, detecting and responding to disease…