Sierra Leone officially Ebola free

Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola free this Saturday after going 42 days without a new case. The criteria by which a country is declared Ebola free is set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The 42-day period is set as it is twice the “maximum incubation period for Ebola…

Why Nigeria took so long to get non-polio endemic status

Why Nigeria took so long to get non-polio endemic status

For both Nigeria and the continent, the country’s removal from the list of polio endemic countries is a huge step towards Africa complying with the global goal of becoming polio free by 2017. The goal is part of the World Health Assembly’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative, to deliver a polio-free…

Professor Oyewale Tomori is currently, President, Nigerian Academy of Science.

WHO criticised for response to Ebola

The United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) has been severely criticised for their response to West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak, which has been deemed inadequate in a report released Tuesday July 7, 2015. The Report of the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel, which was created by the UN-appointed independent panel of…

Liberia no longer Ebola free

On May 9, 2015, Liberia was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). However on June 28 a 17 year old boy, Abraham Memaigar, died in Margibi Count from Ebola after earlier being tested and found positive of carrying the virus disease by the Liberian authorities. This is…