The Government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign today with the support of WHO, targeting over 450 000 people in 7 high-risk areas around the country. It is the first OCV campaign to be conducted in the country, and comes at a critical time after Somalia announced the ongoing drought as
First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of a 30-bed hostel facility for childhood cancer patients and their guardians who access treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). The ceremony was in commemoration of the International Childhood Cancer Day, which is marked worldwide on February 15 each year to highlight
Kenya has become the first country to introduce a new Child-friendly Tuberculosis medicines. The new products are expected to improve treatment and child survival from TB TB Alliance announced the launch of new medicines for childhood tuberculosis (TB) in Kenya last Tuesday, marking the first national roll out of these products. Released in partnership with
Malaria is no longer the leading cause of death among children in sub-Saharan Africa,the World Health Organisation in Africa has said. The UN health agency disclosed that, between 2000 and 2015, the number of malaria cases and deaths within the African Region declined by 42% and 66%, respectively. “We have made substantial progress in controlling
Rotary announces $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, including $15 million to support polio eradication efforts in 5 African countries. In 2015, Africa proved a hub of historic progress against the paralyzing disease. Nigeria – the last polio-endemic country in Africa – was removed from the World Health Organization’s
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