Cholera Epidemiology

Cholera Epidemiology: By Dr. Japhet Olugbogi, Medical Officer of Health  Fatalities from cholera in 2021 dwarfed COVID-19 related deaths within the same period. Cholera, he insisted, is a very deadly disease, a bacterial disease, and an infectious disease in that it’s communicable from one person to another.“So, unlike COVID-19 and other diseases, cholera has to …

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Covid-19 Vaccine-related Crime is Global Not Country Specific

As the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccines steps up in the UK and further afield, there is a hidden risk to the success of the operation. In December 2020 the law enforcement agency Europol published an Early Warning Notification on the risks posed by vaccine-related crime during the Covid-19 pandemic. Head of life sciences, Charlotte Tillett and …

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All You Need to Know About HIV/AIDS

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an infection that attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the white blood cells called CD4 cells. HIV destroys these CD4 cells, weakening a person’s immunity against opportunistic infections, such as tuberculosis and fungal infections, severe bacterial infections and some cancers. WHO recommends that every person who may be at risk …

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Infection prevention and control

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a practical, evidence-based approach preventing patients and health workers from being harmed by avoidable infections. Effective IPC requires constant action at all levels of the health system, including policymakers, facility managers, health workers and those who access health services. IPC is unique in the field of patient safety and …

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