How EOCs can limit the impact of African health disasters

How EOCs can limit the impact of African health disasters

By Ciku Kimeria In 2017, a dengue fever outbreak in Burkina Faso resulted in 12,087 cases and 24 deaths, mostly in the central region. Such outbreaks have historically placed a major strain on Burkina Faso’s public health system and recently led to a call for a more coordinated emergency response…

Here come the harmattan winds of West Africa

Here come the harmattan winds of West Africa

They’re starting to feel the dry, dusty Saharan winds known as harmattan in West Africa, where Nigerians and neighboring Togolese say the season is in the air. The annual weather pattern is common from December to March, with blowing desert dust across Ghana or Côte d’Ivoire to the south, or…

Nigerians say it’s heat instead of harmattan for the holidays

Nigerians say it’s heat instead of harmattan for the holidays

The temperature in Abuja shortly after 1 a.m. Friday was 26 degrees, with Nigeria’s NiMet forecasting a high of 35° (95° Fahrenheit) by late afternoon – and that’s kept Nigerians talking about the unseasonably warm weather for this year’s Christmas season. This week, Zenith Bank ran a #ChristmasinNigeria campaign to…