Ending Tuberculosis In Nigeria: The Clock Is Ticking

Three. That’s the number of people the backseat of a keke can take. It’s also the number of people that die every minute from Tuberculosis. What is Tuberculosis (TB)? Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that affects mainly the lungs. It can also affect the abdomen, spine, or heart. It is an infectious disease that spreads through […]

Yellow Fever Advisory

Dear Enrollee, How are you doing? There is a suspected outbreak of Yellow Fever in Delta and Enugu states that has claimed more than 70 lives according to news reports. In this article, we have put together ways for you to stay safe during this period. Yellow Fever is a serious flu-like disease that is […]

How to protect your children from URTI

How to protect your children from URTI The rains are here again, and with the rains usually come bouts of the flu and common cold. Children are particularly prone to upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). The current COVID19 pandemic also affects the respiratory system majorly and often presents with respiratory symptoms like cough, fever, and […]

What Is The Coronavirus COVID19? Status in Nigeria

UPDATE for 18 March 2020: 5 new cases of the COVID19 novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Nigeria making for a total of 8 cases. 3 of these arrived from the United States and 2 of them arrived from the United Kingdom. Four of them are Nigerians. Remember to wash your hands frequently for at […]

What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease, caused by bacteria, that affects the lungs. When a person with TB coughs, sneezes or spits, they spray the TB germs into the air and an uninfected person only needs to inhale a few of these germs to catch the disease. Thankfully, TB is both curable and preventable. TB […]

Be Careful: Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Nigeria

Be Careful: Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Nigeria Update for January 2020:  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared an outbreak of Lassa Fever in seven states with 14 deaths confirmed so far in 2020. Edo, Ondo and Ebonyi states appear to have the majority of the 82 confirmed infections recorded so far. The […]