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Strengthening Local Capacity for Disease Detection, Reporting, and Response

Larry Brilliant, a renowned epidemiologist, once said that “outbreaks are inevitable, but pandemics are optional.” Globally, this inevitability of outbreaks has been even more evident in the last 2 years. In 2022 alone, in addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a case of Circulating vaccine-derived polio virus (cVDPV) was detected in the United States in […]

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#PreventEpidemicsNaija: Advocating for Domestic Resource Mobilisation to Strengthen Nigeria’s Health Security

When the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Campaign was launched in 2018, it was likened to the story of the boy who cried wolf. Why should the country dedicate resources to prepare for an epidemic that might never happen? Today, the project has helped increase awareness and funding — among policymakers and the public — for epidemic preparedness at national and sub-national levels. […]

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Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Nigeria: The Only Language Cholera Understands

Nigeria is prone to seasonal disease outbreaks and in the last few years, a series of outbreaks including monkeypox, measles, Lassa fever, yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis and cholera have threatened the nation’s public health security. In 2020, while responding to COVID-19, Nigeria was at the same time tackling what was reported as the largest recorded […]

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Legislative Network for UHC Summit - Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Nigeria

There is a global consensus on the importance of strengthening health systems to deliver quality and affordable healthcare to communities, to make them more effective and efficient, and to prepare, detect and respond to disease outbreaks. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that all individuals and communities receive adequate […]