The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) has revised its recommendations on use of CYD-TDV (Dengvaxia®).
Dengue is the most frequent and rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus. 620 more words
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday expressed delight on efforts by Rotary Clubs in Nigeria in implementing Rotary International strategic plans to eradicate Polio and other child killer diseases. 363 more words
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that 59 million African children were stunted while another 10 million were overweight.
It also warned that Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of under-nutrition and obesity, adding that under-nutrition occured when people do not get enough to eat, resulting in conditions such as wasting, which is when a child becomes dangerously thin. 326 more words
World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. 658 more words
Jay Levy, who co-discovered the AIDS virus 35 years ago has said that Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV and AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus. 443 more words