AFRICAN SOLUTIONS TO AFRICAN PROBLEMS AND THE EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE IN NIGERIA

Dr Umukoro Nathaniel   (Published 2016)

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Abstract

Africa grapples with the world’s most serious public health crisis, but this
article shows that there are public health solutions that work in the African
setting. When the Ebola virus disease outbreak was announced in
Nigeria in July 2014, some public health specialists worried that an
apocalyptic outbreak would sweep through the vast slums of Lagos. The
words “Ebola” and “Lagos” in the same sentence were viewed as a
dangerous combination, due to the large population of Lagos and the
inefficient health care system in the city. Contrary to this view, the
outbreak of Ebola virus disease was successfully contained in Nigeria.
This article focuses on the factors that were responsible for this success.
It examines strategies developed within Nigeria that help to ensure the
successful containment of the disease. The paper identifies lessons that
can be learnt by other countries from the Nigerian experience.


Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
Format: PDF document,   287.82 KB
Copyright: Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons license
Keywords: Social Sector – Health; Sub-Saharan Africa
Department: Political Science and Public Administration
Field of Study: Political Science
Uploaded By: Agbodekhe Barnabas Philip
Date Added: 08 Jun 2018 2:23pm
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018
Journal URL: http://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/journal/african_solutions_to_african_problems_and_the_ebola_virus_disease_in_nigeria


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