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Resurgent measles outbreaks: Partners call for renewed efforts to vaccinate all children

The global measles crisis is an urgent wake-up call to the need for countries to ensure that all children – no matter where they live – receive life-saving vaccines. Countries in the African Region have also experienced a resurgence of measles, including outbreaks reported in at least 9 countries (Chad, Cameroon, DR Congo, Liberia, Guinea,

After Malawi, Kenya and Ghana set to launch Malaria Vaccine pilot

Malawi became the first country to launch the first Malaria vaccine pilots and thus providing a potentially valuable new tool in the fight against the disease. Kenya and Ghana will follow next with a combined target of vaccinating around 360,000 children per year in the three countries to evaluate the feasibility of delivering the required

Addressing the Healthcare challenges for expats living in Africa: Steps they can take themselves

Africa is one of the top expat destinations in the world. In 2017, the Expat Insider survey revealed several African countries such as Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa ranking. One common thing was noted to be of concern to those living and working in these locations: they worried about their personal safety and quality of

TICAD 7: Japan to host event on vaccination of African kids

The health of millions of African children will prominently feature at the TICAD 7 set for Yokohama, Japan. At the event, held on the eve of GAVI’s 20th anniversary, Japan will host a launch meeting for the Vaccine Alliance’s third replenishment to continue its work vaccinating millions of children in the world’s poorest countries. “Japan has

Conference plots for a Global Action against Typhoid and related diseases

The 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses holds in Hanoi, Vietnam and brings together more than 450 researchers, policymakers and advocates dedicated to improving the lives of young children and their families suffering from typhoid, paratyphoid and invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella. During this three-day conference hosted by the Coalition against Typhoid, a program

Building a TB-Free World feasible, Lancet Commission declares

Rapid, sustained declines in tuberculosis deaths in many countries during the past 50 years provide compelling evidence that ending the pandemic is feasible, a report by the Lancet Commission released ahead of World TB Day discloses. At the heart of the report is a recognition that TB preventive therapy can be an effective intervention to

New regulation could impact SA’s medical device market

As South Africa moves towards universal healthcare with a National Health Insurance System (NHIS), this, combined with the Competition Commission’s market inquiry and further changing legislation will effect radical change to the purchasing and provision of private and public healthcare in South Africa. Along with Egypt, South Africa accounts for 40% of the medical devices

Ghanaian female scientist receives international award for research

Dr Priscilla Mante from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana has been named one of the 15 International Rising Talents and the only African award recipient in 2019’s ‘Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talent Award, becoming the first recipient of the award from her institution. Dr. Priscilla Kolibea Mante is researching

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