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28/03/2016
A new milestone towards expanding full immunisation coverage: NaddaInching a step closer to universal immunisation, the Health Ministry on Saturday launched the country’s first, indigenous rotavirus vaccine to combat diarrhoeal deaths.Health...
24/03/2016
Health workforce investments have been cut in some countries despite emerging evidence that the need for well-trained health workers will only increase and that health workers contribute to economic growth.There is no health without health workers....
23/03/2016
Conakry, Guinea — WHO has dispatched a team of specialists to the southern prefecture of Nzérékoré after 2 new cases of Ebola were detected and confirmed in a rural village.Guinean health officials in the region alerted WHO and partners on 16 March...
21/03/2016
Panama has registered a baby born with a brain disorder believed linked to the Zika virus, in what is thought to be the first such case outside Brazil in the current outbreak.Traces of the mosquito-born virus were found in the baby's umbilical cord....
18/03/2016
World Health Organisation warns failure to replace old polio vaccine when it is destroyed next month will lead to uninoculated children spreading virus.Ukraine could be a month away from becoming the only country in the world without protection from...
18/03/2016
WHO joins the government of Sierra Leone in marking the end of the recent flare-up of Ebola virus disease in the country. As of today, 17 March, 42 days have passed, two incubation cycles of the virus, since the last person confirmed to have Ebola...
17/03/2016
New center will combine PATH’s expertise across early discovery, preclinical and clinical testing, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, and vaccine introduction and delivery.Seattle, WA, March 14, 2016: PATH today announced the formation of the PATH...
17/03/2016
For Mohommad Mustakim, the risk of diarrhea is everywhere. The 4-year-old and his family live in a crowded slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where open sewage and poor sanitation increase the spread of diarrhea-causing viruses and bacteria.Rotavirus is the...
16/03/2016
A new report issued on 23 February by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region shows that despite considerable progress in expanding access to vaccines in Africa, one in five children on the...
15/03/2016
Mohamed Conteh was very worried when he was offered the Ebola vaccine after a new case was confirmed in Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili district in January.His uncle, a health worker, had come into contact with the victim, making Mohamed vulnerable. The 25...

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