Munirah Yewande Jinadu
Consultant Special Grade 1, Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Metta, Lagos, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Munirah Yewande Jinadu, Consultant Special Grade 1, Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Metta, Lagos, Nigeria.
Received: January 16, 2018; Published: February 05, 2018
Citation: Munirah Yewande Jinadu. “Uncommon Partners: Combatting Infectious Diseases in Nigeria”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 1.3 (2018).
Collaboration amongst and with microbiologists continue to contribute to major breakthroughs in public health. The following examples illustrate recent roles of unusual partners in infectious disease control in Nigeria. Nigeria’s polio eradication programme and Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) control programme have been majorly supported by Rotary and Lions Club respectively. The two non-profit, international organisations provide humanitarian services all over the world through its members; business leaders. Such decade long partnerships by social clubs are uncommon in Nigeria as the norm has been Foundations dedicated to employ, train & collaborate with health workers. Another example; the Ebola epidemic of 2014 had an unusually aggressive media blitz which contributed to very few fatalities. The very urgent, well-crafted partnership/strategy was similarly utilized in dealing with the more recent monkey pox infections in year 2017.
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