Monkeypox is endemic in Nigeria. Surveillance isn’t what it should be!

In Nigeria, we don’t know how much of the disease we have, because surveillance is not what it should be. We are missing many of the monkeypox cases in the rural areas. The surveillance of diseases in Nigeria was affected by the COVID pandemic. The over-concentration and shift of resources to respond to COVID and the fear of contracting COVID in health facilities contributed to …

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Monkeypox is endemic in Nigeria. Surveillance isn’t what it should be!

In Nigeria, we don’t know how much of the disease we have, because surveillance is not what it should be. We are missing many of the monkeypox cases in the rural areas. The surveillance of diseases in Nigeria was affected by the COVID pandemic. The over-concentration and shift of resources to respond to COVID and the fear of contracting COVID in health facilities contributed to …

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Smallpox Eradication Globally May 8, 1980

We were all caught up in Mothers Day, yesterday. So I missed an important milestone. Smallpox Eradication Program in India was my first posting overseas. You will need some time to read the attached article, but it is worth the time. And why you should be thankful for vaccines!    Read More: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/21493812/smallpox-eradication-vaccines-infectious-disease-covid-19  

2022 Alumni Humanitarian Service Award

I am humbled to accept the Alumni Humanitarian Service Award from the UCSF School of Medicine this year. It is a great honor to be recognized for my work and contribution to the world by making it a better place.   Check out my memoirs on Amazon: ow.ly/bF4650IWsz7