Nigeria’s medical community is mourning the death of public health physician and university administrator, Emeritus Professor Umaru Shehu.
The pandemic has disrupted national immunisation programmes. As a result, the African continent is seeing more outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.
Of the 20 million people living with sickle cell disease globally, more than 66% are in sub-Saharan Africa.
As international borders open, restrictions ease and we mingle with others, we can expect more germs to circulate.
Climate change is anticipated to cause a rise in the incidence of several diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
Vaccines that help prevent meningococcal disease don’t give lifetime protection.
Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and brain infection. But no single vaccine protects against all the strains.
To tackle diseases like meningitis, African governments must find fresh ways to fight for lower cost vaccines.
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