Global immunisation experts are urging African countries to strengthen their routine immunization. According to the World Health Organisation, over the past five years, immunisation coverage in sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated at 72%, exposing populations to vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks.
Why Surveillance of Essential Vaccines is Important
allAfrica, 24 January 2019
Immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions that prevent millions of deaths every year in all age groups from vaccine-preventable diseases. Despite… Read more »
At the Samir health centre in Sudans capital Khartoum, this baby was one of the first of tens of thousands of children to benefit from Sudans introduction of rotavirus vaccine into the national immunisation programme (file photo).
Global immunisation experts are urging African countries to strengthen their routine immunization. According to the World Health Organisation, over the past five years, ... Read more »
Health Workers Vaccinated Against Ebola
WHO, 28 January 2019
The Ministry of Health of South Sudan, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and… Read more »
Polio Vacination Campaign to Target 700,000 Children
AIM, 28 January 2019
More than 700,000 children under the age of five will be vaccinated against polio in the Mozambican provinces of Zambezia, Nampula, and Niassa after three cases of the disease were… Read more »
Experts Caution Against Stagnation of Immunization Coverage in Africa
Swenga, 24 January 2019
Global immunization experts attending the biannual Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting urged African countries to strengthen their routine immunization.… Read more »
Polio is a virus which can cause lifelong paralysis and as the world commemorated World Polio Day on October 24 the WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International say they are 99% on the way ... Read more »
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