Countries can be better prepared and respond faster to disease outbreaks if public health data is shared more freely.
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
Nigeria has a massive battle tackling Lassa fever.
Nigeria was quick to respond and control the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
Nigeria's health systems are overwhelmed and incapable of sustaining high quality disease surveillance, prevention, control and response.
The Nipah virus in India is just one example of a viral outbreak in 2018.
It doesn't just seem like the world is experiencing more viral infections than before – it's a reality. And the way humans live today helps viruses thrive.
Lassa fever in several Nigerian states is being spread by rats.
World Health Organisation
Lassa outbreaks are becoming more widespread in Nigeria but have not been given national emergency status like Ebola.
Cold War, dictators and cover-ups – Ebola's secret history.
Nigerian Health Minister Isaac Adewole has a great deal of fixing to the country’s primary healthcare system.
Newly appointed Nigerian Health Minister Isaac Adewole is focused on providing primary healthcare services.
The current epidemic of Ebola, which started in March 2014, has reached Lagos, the most populous city in the most populous country in Africa. This is a huge concern. And while Margaret Chan, director-general…