Category: Public Health

Antimicrobial Resistance: Updates from WHO

Key facts Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. AMR is an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society. Without effective antibiotics, the success of major surgery and cancer chemotherapy would […]

Child health in armed conflict: Time to rethink

This article became necessary on encountering this article written in Lancet Journal. The key information relayed in that article should be extracted and highlighted for the usage of those health workers and officials involved in the armed conflict areas in Nigeria and other places to have maximum effect on the health of children in affected areas.

The Threat of Infection from Potential Agents of Bioterrorism

With Liberia recently declared free of Ebola virus infection, and the trailing of the catastrophe with allegations of failed experimentation of bioterrorism agents, this article, written when the world is just taking note of bioterrorism agents, takes a cursory look at past events in order for us to prepare for the unknown and delicate future filled with infectious agents with bioterrorism potentials.

5 Unknown Facts That Make Ebola Virus Dangerously Elusive To Manage

The rampage of the Ebola epidemic has driven more people to panic than the HIV/AIDS scourge. Yet, few people really knew little about why the causative virus itself, Ebola virus, is proving elusive to prevention and cure. This article listed and explained five virological-based information about the disease and its causative virus.

Microbial Infections That Cause Stillbirths (Part I)

50% of all stillbirths have been found out to be due to infections, with 98% of these happening in low- and middle-income countries. In this series of write-ups that will run for about two weeks, cursory views are taken of bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan infections capable of causing stillbirths in pregnant women.