Getting to Grips with Lassa Fever in Nigeria

The vast majority of transmission is through rats, millions of which proliferate in parts of West Africa where clean water, toilets and sanitary sewage systems are lacking.  These conditions must change if we are to stop annual outbreaks of this potentially fatal disease, writes Ifeanyi Nsofor for The Aspen New Voices Fellowship.



  • Nigeria:  Making Sense of a Young Doctor's Death

    The Aspen Institute, 6 June 2018

    Ahmed Victor Idowu was a young medical doctor with a passion to reform health care in Nigeria.  A recent graduate of the University of Nigeria, in January 2018 he was at the… Read more »

Lassa fever public health advisory.

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