NCDC activates emergency operations centre for Lassa fever over escalating incidence

Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has activated its Lassa fever emergency operations centre in response to the country’s escalating incidence of the disease. A statement signed by the NCDC Director General, Ifedayo Adetifa, on Thursday stated that in 2023, there was an increase in the number of cases reported from week 49 […]

Zambia Authorities begin vaccination against cholera after 363 recorded deaths

Zambia has commenced the administration of the oral cholera vaccine. On Tuesday authorities rolled out some doses in in Matero township, one of the affected shanty compounds of Lusaka, the country’s capital, most affected by the current outbreak. According to health authorities, the countrywide cholera outbreak has so far killed 363 people, 30% of which […]

Zambia to receive first batch of cholera vaccines

Zambia is set to receive 1.6 million doses of cholera vaccines on Monday as the country suffers one of its worst outbreaks. More than 350 deaths and 9,000 infections have been recorded since the outbreak started October last year. The vaccines have been secured by Zambia’s government in collaboration with the World Health Organization and […]