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What the World Can Learn from Nigeria's Successful Handling of Ebola

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Nigeria reported cases of ebola for only 42 days, and has largely gone unnoticed. The first case was reported on 20 July 2014, and the last case reported on 31 August 2014, leading to the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring Nigeria Ebola-free on 20 October 2014.

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<p>In the wake of the ebola outbreak in Western Africa, the fact that Nigeria reported cases of ebola for only 42 days has largely gone unnoticed. The first case was reported on 20 July 2014, and the last case reported on 31 August 2014, leading to the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring Nigeria Ebola-free on 20 October 2014. With the successful, albeit challenging, handling of their Ebola outbreak, this "spectacular success story", in the words of the WHO's director for Nigeria, Rui Gama Vaz, provides a great learning tool for public health and the developed world. Background With a population of almost 200 </p>

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Helen Okoye
Dr. Obianuju Helen Okoye is an American Health Care Expert with a Medical Degree (MD), an MBA in Healthcare Management, and a Masters in Epidemiology/Public Health. She has a vast experience in clinical medicine and in the fields of Market Access, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, coupled with an exceptional background in Health Care Administration and Clinical expertise. Her background includes being a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Research Fellow, and an American state HIV/AIDS Epidemiologist. She has a plethora of clinical research experience and several research publications and presentations at US and International Conferences. Dr. Okoye has authored a paper on the Market Analysis on US Health Reform (Impact on Supply and Demand for Health Care Services). She has also written on the impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on medical tourism in the USA. Dr. Okoye's interests include empowering under-served communities globally, bridging access (to) and the delivery of healthcare services.
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