Written by Aimable Twahinira
Hundreds of delegates from around the world will converge in Rwanda this week for an international conference on maternal and newborn health, organizers said Monday.
Written by Ruth Ayugi
For the first time in history, the complications of preterm birth outrank all other causes as the world's number one killer of young children.
Written by Kevin Wafula
The South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) released a new study showing rates of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) – including cases caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria – have fallen substantially in South Africa following the introduction of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in 2009. The release of these results coincides with World Pneumonia Day, commemorated annually on 12 November.
Written by Cheki Abuje
A surge of polio cases related to infiltration from neighbouring Uganda could pose a challenge to the ongoing polio vaccination in Busia County, Kenya.
Written by Brian Opondo
In support of a bold quest to rid the world entirely of malaria, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday an award of US$156 million to PATH to support the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) in building new vaccines that will interrupt the cycle of malaria parasite transmission and help realize the “accelerating to zero” agenda. Such vaccines would ensure that parasite reintroduction is prevented by providing what could be called an “immunological bed net.”
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