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A huge mobilisation in DRC aims to vaccinate millions against yellow fever
A huge mobilisation in DRC aims to vaccinate millions against yellow fever
The world’s largest yellow fever vaccination effort has come to the urban sprawl that is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa,...
High price of vaccine blocks immunising more refugee children against pneumonia
High price of vaccine blocks immunising more refugee children against pneumonia
Pneumonia is the world’s biggest childhood killer — one million children succumb to it each year —and it is particularly acute for...
[Video][From our archives] 6 things you should know about rabies
[Video][From our archives] 6 things you should know about rabies
To mark World Rabies Day, here are six things you probably don't know about the disease.
African leaders step up to the plate to narrow immunisation gaps
African leaders step up to the plate to narrow immunisation gaps
Six of the ten countries that are home to 60% of unvaccinated children in the world are in Africa. There have been fresh steps to narrow this gap:...
UN says 736 meningitis cases, 61 deaths this year in Niger
UN says 736 meningitis cases, 61 deaths this year in Niger
A total of 736 cases have been officially recorded this year, the local branch of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...
Are vaccines a shot in the dark?
Are vaccines a shot in the dark?
South Africa has been praised for introducing new and expensive vaccines into government’s expanded programme on immunisation (EPI), which...
'We testify to spare them our pain'
'We testify to spare them our pain'
The worst moment in Marie Biyela-Manungu's life came when she was waiting for a bus in Kinshasa and they refused to let her get on because she was...
Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication
Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication
South Africa's drug stock-out problems have worsened, according to the results of a survey by the civil society coalition Stop Stock-outs that was...
New vaccine set to greatly reduce prevalence of shingles
New vaccine set to greatly reduce prevalence of shingles
Nine out of ten adults are at risk of developing shingles, a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It is caused by the same virus that causes...

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