7-1-7 Saves Lives in South Sudan

Health workers engaged in risk communication and community engagement activities during the 2023-2024 yellow fever outbreak in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State. © Ministry of Health of South Sudan for 7-1-7 Alliance

Yellow fever is endemic throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but when South Sudan experienced an outbreak late last year, they applied the 7-1-7 target to help quickly contain the outbreak.

Flexible funding for epidemic response is a game-changer

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In her latest op-ed for Think Global Health, our Senior Vice President for Prevent Epidemics, Amanda McClelland, explains how early access to flexible funding at the first sign of an outbreak can save tens—or even hundreds of thousands of dollars—in addition to lives and livelihoods. Get the full story at Think Global Health.

Establishing Nigeria’s first subnational public health institute

As part of efforts to make the world safer from epidemics, Resolve to Save Lives provided technical support to the Kano State Ministry of Health and the Kano State House of Assembly Committee on Health in drafting and reviewing the Kano State Centre for Disease Control (KNCDC) Bill, which was passed into law on Wednesday, […]

On-demand mobile training with health workers in Nigeria

Health care workers play a critical role in improving the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure. A new pilot study published in BMC Health Services Research evaluates a self-paced, case-based, mobile-optimized online training to diagnose and manage hypertension among health workers in Nigeria. On-demand mobile digital hypertension training effectively increases knowledge of hypertension management. […]

Celebrating World Health Worker Week

Amanda McClelland, our Senior Vice President of Prevent Epidemics, published a blog post for World Health Worker Week exploring how Resolve to Save Lives partnered with Ethiopia to create the nation’s first domestic infection prevention and control (IPC) budget. This landmark achievement is a much-needed step toward making sure every frontline health worker is kept […]

Leadership training for health security leaders

71 public health experts from 12 countries across Africa and the Middle East recently gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, for Program Management for Epidemic Preparedness (PMEP) Core, our one-week leadership and management training for health security experts. PMEP aims to equip participants with practical, technical and leadership skills to strengthen their institutional practices, programs and partnerships—and […]

Nigeria’s Kano State passes Public Health Security Bill into law

On February 27, 2024, the Kano State House of Assembly passed into law the Public Health Security Bill 2023, which was developed in partnership with Resolve to Save Lives. This landmark legislation—the first of its kind at the subnational level in Nigeria—establishes a robust framework for public health surveillance, emergency management, and the protection of […]

Minimizing outbreaks with early-warning approaches

Amanda McClelland, our Senior Vice President of Prevent Epidemics, published an op-ed in Think Global Health on early-warning approaches that can help minimize the spread of infectious disease outbreaks. Resolve to Save Lives is using these approaches with partners in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda to monitor and respond to indicators that suggest an increased risk […]

Building an outbreak surveillance system in Zambia

We teamed up with Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) to build an early model for a new outbreak surveillance system that will provide visibility on outbreaks across the country and ultimately allow ZNPHI to better respond to infectious disease threats. The early model was created during a one-week design sprint using a methodology we’ve […]

Strengthening laboratory systems to meet the 7-1-7 target

Strengthening laboratory systems to meet the 7-1-7 target

The 7-1-7 Alliance hosted a symposium at the annual conference of the African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) in Cape Town, South Africa. Panelists from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control and Prevention, ASLM, FIND and Makerere University Walter Reed Project discussed the crucial role of diagnostics in achieving the 7-1-7 target for outbreak detection […]