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08/08/2016
Successful short-term trials of three different vaccine formulations boost confidence that a viable human vaccine is on the horizon.Scientists have edged closer to an effective Zika virus vaccine after demonstrating that three different formulations...
05/08/2016
In 2016, girls and women are still more likely to miss out when it comes to the advances of global development: going to school, getting well paid for their work or representing their country politically.For immunisation, this is not the case. At a...
03/08/2016
A mother whose two-year-old son spent five days in hospital fighting a severe case of chickenpox has called for anyone who wants them to get vaccinations on the NHS against the disease. Sarah Allen urged ministers to rethink eligibility for...
02/08/2016
Yangon, Myanmar – Midwife Daw Aye Myint is the first health professional to ever be based in Htamakaut, a remote village in the rural Magway region. She arrived there only 11 months ago.Risks are high for mothers and infants in the area, where...
01/08/2016
Getting vaccines to rural or remote areas on time is one of the key immunisation issues faced by governments of the world’s poorest countries. This is partly due to weak existing logistics and distribution systems - known as supply chains - which...
01/08/2016
Dr Shin Young-soo, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific says vaccinations for hepatitis B across the Western Pacific have saved millions of lives, and the programme must be continued.Vaccinations for hepatitis B have averted more than seven...
01/08/2016
NEW YORK, 29 July 2016 – Some 77 million newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother that protect them from disease and...
29/07/2016
Khartoum, 27 July 2016 - Children in Sudan are set to become the first in the Meningitis belt to benefit from the introduction of Meningitis A vaccine into a routine immunization programme. The vaccine, previously only used...
28/07/2016
Viral hepatitis has become the seventh leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis or malaria, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, released yesterday.  Deaths...
26/07/2016
On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2016, global partner organizations – the World Hepatitis Alliance, together with a large number of civil society organizations – will launch a worldwide movement to mobilize forces to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030...

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