World Health Organization commends Nigeria over Ebola

The World Health Organization, WHO, has commended efforts by the Nigerian government in containing the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.

Speaking during an Emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Ebola, on Thursday, the Director General, WHO, Margaret Chan, told participants to take a cue from the stable conditions in Nigeria and Senegal.

She said that the disease which could be contained will take some time.

“It will take some time, but the Ebola outbreak can be contained. Look at the stable situation in Nigeria and Senegal,” Ms. Chan said.

She said the outbreak which has affected five West African countries is likely the greatest peacetime challenge that the UN and its agencies have ever faced, with reports showing that over 5000 people have been infected with the disease that has killed over 2,500 others.

Nigeria witnessed a blow from the disease outbreak when a Liberian- American, Patrick Sawyer, imported the deadly virus into the country on July 20.

Mr. Sawyer had evaded surveillance in Monrovia, Liberia, after his sister died of the Ebola disease.

He died on July 24 at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos State.

Following the outbreak of the disease, Nigeria recorded 19 confirmed cases with 12 survivors and seven deaths. The last case of the disease was successfully discharged on September 10 from the Ebola Isolation Center.

After weeks of fighting the deadly disease, Nigeria celebrates one week as an Ebola free country.


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  • Ashibogu

    Nigeria can work if our people really want to work. The only problem is greed which sometimes blinds our sense of reasoning. I believe, I really believe that our salvation lies not in White House or No. 10 Downing Street. Rather, our salvation lies in the hearts and minds of Nigerians whom God has bestowed with the spirit of wisdom, knowledge and understanding to do that which is needful to place our nation in an enviable position among the nations of the world.

  • King Carlos

    The credit should go to the Lagos State government, imagine if it was recorded in another state in Nigeria, things would have been worse.

  • Ally

    To Oyo, ,Rivers and Osun, we parents say thank you for your consideration on the safety of our children. Our hearts are very heavy for those states that are rushing to open schools without adequate preparation for our babies! God will judge them all!

    • onisan udoh

      My children can not be rushed to school until I consider situation safe. Most of those campaigning for immediate resumption have theirs outside the country

  • Nigerians and West Africans called for ZMapp and other experimental drugs.

    Why have Nigerians and West Africans refused to call on their ANOINTED ONES
    (e.g., Adeboye and Joshua) to start laying hands on Ebola patients?

    • A.C.E

      They did!! And infact that was what curbed the spread especially in Port Harcourt. A man of God, David Ibiyeomie consciously ministered and gave communion to people with primary contacts and they all came out free from ebola.

  • Hachimenum

    To God alone be the glory! Congratulations to all Nigerians!! May the Lord accept the souls of the Ebola-fallen Nigerian heroes!!!

  • hummm

    Nigerians love life and would do anything to stay alive. This is when Nigerians are at their best, they become compliant and take all needed precaution to stay alive despite the fact that they always break the rules in other areas and keep up the good job ppl