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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Lassa Fever in and around Lafia, Central Nigeria

This descriptive cross-sectional study assessed the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Lassa Fever in and around Lafia, Central Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were administered to 200 consenting respondents from urban and...
International Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology Research
UNICEF | UN0215065 | Naftalin
Background Reports

The Fight against Lassa Fever in Ebonyi State, Nigeria: A Clash of the People’s Culture and Broadcast Media Campaign

Ebonyi State of Nigeria is among the states where the incidence of Lassa Fever has become endemic; and has consequently led to the death of many people including health practitioners...
Journal Article

The social dimensions of community delivery of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy with is a key malaria prevention strategy. We conducted an anthropological study to understand the social context of a community based approach to delivering sulphadoxine...
BMJ Global Health
Journal Article

Private sector engagement in the COVID-19 response: experiences and lessons from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda

Private entities play a major role in health globally. However, their contribution has not been fully optimized to strengthen delivery of public health services. The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed health...
BioMed Central

WHO Multi-country outbreak of cholera, External situation report #1

Since the last disease outbreak news on the global cholera situation was published on 11 February 2023, the global situation has further deteriorated with four new countries reporting outbreaks. In...
World Health Organization
27 April 2023
Mpox as a public health emergency of international concern: preparedness, priorities, politics

Mpox as a public health emergency of international concern: preparedness, priorities, politics

Mpox webinar flyer Webinar, Thursday 27 April 2023, 12:00 to 13:30 (UTC +1) A rise in Mpox virus cases detected…
Caption: WHO Monkeypox prevention poster Credit: Author's own

Mpox as a public health emergency of international concern: preparedness, priorities, politics

15th May 2023
In May 2022, concern was growing in Geneva about the appearance in Europe of a known zoonotic disease considered endemic…
Photo story

Photo story: Views of Mpox in Nigeria

Mpox (previously known as monkeypox) was first ‘discovered’ in 1958, though it’s only in the past year that it’s gained significant international public attention. The disease can have very visible...

Comic: Mpox in Nigeria – lessons from diverse experiences

In 2022, the virus mpox was declared a public health emergency of international concern. From October 2022 to February 2023, a research team from the UK and Nigeria studied the...

Community health care workers in pursuit of TB: Discourses and dilemmas

Community-led tuberculosis (TB) active case finding is widely promoted, heavily funded, but many efforts fail to meet expectations. The underlying reasons why TB symptom screening programs underperform are poorly understood....

Imagining HIV/AIDS: morality and perceptions of personal risk in Nigeria

The disparity between people’s knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the extent to which they take measures to protect themselves is one of the most vexing issues for public health workers and...

Behavioural and emotional responses to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria: a narrative review

This paper reviews the behavioural and emotional responses to the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Nigeria as documented in scientific publications and portrayed in the media between 21...
Oxford University Press