Ebola and Health in Nigeria

FG approves tertiary Military Hospital for Sokoto

Governor Aminu Tambuwal has commended the Nigerian Army for the establishment of a tertiary military hospital in Sokoto that will serve as centre of excellence for diseases of military … These infectious diseases include among others dengue fever, ebola, lassa fever, anthrax among others. “Having a …

Panic As Ebola-like Virus, Marburg Hits Africa – Nairaland / General

Africa is currently under the threat of a severe and highly fatal disease caused by a virus from the same family as the one responsible for Ebola virus. This infection called Marburg virus has already been recorded in a city called Turkana along the Kenya-Uganda border in East Africa. Mortality rate of the …

Doctors, nurses flee hospital over outbreak of lassa fever in Ebonyi

Briefing Journalists in Abakaliki, the commissioner for Health Dr. Daniel Umezurike regretted that the state had suffered so much outbreaks resulting from outbreaks of lassa fever, Ebola and monkey pox. “It is either the outbreak of lassa fever or out break of Ebola or monkey pox and it is most unfortunate.

LASUTH aims to reduce medical tourism

Wale Oke, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Oke said that the hospital … “Ebola came about three and a half years ago and almost caused problems; we are thinking positively that what if something like Ebola comes? “So, we set up a unit […]

Uganda confirms outbreak of hemorrhagic fever

“Results from Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe tested positive for the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever and negative for other viral Hemorrhagic Fevers like Ebola, Marburg, Rift Valley Fever and Sosuga,” said Opendi. The confirmation of the CCHF comes barely two weeks after the ministry …

Bill Gates Foundation honours Ebola survivor

Thanks to the heroic efforts of Dr Stella Adadevoh, who unfortunately lost her life, and many other doctors and nurses, the 2014 Ebola crisis was … Her goal is to return to Nigeria to help prevent future infectious disease outbreaks, considering the fact that she believes Ebola will make a comeback.

#YNaijaEssays: The not too fine art of Nigerian internet trolling

Two deaths were recorded as a result of the Ebola Salt bath panic, the actual numbers probably much higher considering only a small fraction of Nigerians can afford primary healthcare, let alone emergency health care. There were investigations into the origins of the Salt bath myth but no one was ever …

Meet the 5 people Bill Gates calls ‘heroes’

Ada Okoli was a young doctor caring for patients in Lagos, Nigeria when she learned that she and nine of her colleagues had contracted Ebola. “I was infected with Ebola. I felt panicked,” she says. “You don’t know if it’s going to end with your death and you fear for those that are outside who […]

After surviving Ebola, Adaora Okoli fights infectious diseases

When she recovered from Ebola in 2014, and was in a position finally to go away the isolation ward in Lagos, Nigeria, Okoli felt reborn with a objective, says the MailOnLine. Ebola survivor, Dr Adaora Okoli…infected while treating one of the first Nigerian instances of the lethal virus, which killed greater …

Osibogun: How We Tackled Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria

Former Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Prof. Akin Osibogun, played a prominent role during the outbreak of Ebola virus in 2014. He recently shared his thoughts on how the ‘war’ was won. Martins Ifijeh writes Even though it is now three years and …