News & Analysis: Health impact

Anticipating Coronavirus in West Africa

“Nigeria CDC leader Chikwe Ihekweazu discusses outbreak detection, preparedness, response, and COVID-19 in Africa.”

via Think Global Health

This Nigerian doctor might just prevent the next deadly pandemic

“As leader of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu works to protect the nation — and the world — from devastating outbreaks… Many argue that the best hope of mitigating such a catastrophe will come from the capacity of African nations to catch outbreaks early and stem their spread. Ihekweazu had written about this necessity long before it was in vogue — but he never imagined leading the effort himself.”

via Nature