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Words on Marble: “If we cannot control cholera, God help us if there is Ebola outbreak.” – weircentreforafrica.com

  Cholera in Nigeria: an update

Weir Centre for Africa, July 15, 2014.

 

weircentreforafrica:

A little over three weeks ago, I posted this article on cholera and towards the end of the introduction to the essay, I wondered aloud: “If we cannot control cholera, God help us if there is Ebola outbreak.”

Now that ebola is at our doorstep the fact that our governments usually fail to take note of timely information may be a contributing factor to epidemics.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014.  10:25 p.m. [GMT]

 

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3 Comments on “Words on Marble: “If we cannot control cholera, God help us if there is Ebola outbreak.” – weircentreforafrica.com”

  1. Falade A.G. Says:

    Dear auntie,
    You’re right in all your perspectives.
    I delivered a guest lecture to the Osun State Medical Students Association, College of Medicine, UCH, Ibadan on Thursday, 24 July, 2014. The title coincidentally was : Our Failing Primary Health Care System : The Physician’s Response. This topic was chosen by the promising medical,dental and physiotherapy students, whose motto is .….health and knowledge from the living spring.
    An excerpt from the lecture is : ”…..It is clearly evident from above, considering the way we have been tinkering with Primary Health Care (PHC) or our national health systems in Nigeria that we have not, by any stretch of imagination moved nearer achieving the Alma–Ata concepts of any meaningful start of PHC.
    I concluded thus: ”Although several key measures of health system predict mortality in infants, children, and maternal mortality rates, at the national level, improving access to water and sanitation and reducing corruption within the health sector should become priorities.*
    Nevertheless, I must commend the Lagos state Government and governor Fasola, as well as the Minister of Health, professor Onyebuchi Chukwu and the Federal Government, for all their efforts so far in curtailing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease.
    Again, the ”manifestation ” of this particular epidemic, labelled as the most deadly, could be one of the signs of End of Time, notwithstanding all scientific explanations and reasons for this particular occurrence!

    * Muldoon KA, Hogg S, Bendavid E, Galway LP, Mills EJ, Nakajima M. Health system determinants of infant, child and maternal mortality: A cross–sectional study of UN member countries. Globalization and Health 2011, 7:42 doi: 10.1186/1744- 8603-7-42

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