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
One of the largest emergency vaccination campaigns ever attempted in Africa will start in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo this week as WHO and partners work to curb a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 400 people and sickened thousands more. Working with Ministries of Health in the 2 countries, WHO
The percentage at which children less than six months are being breastfed exclusively is gradually increasing, with the country recording 52 percent of children who are exclusively breastfed. This shows an increase from the 46.3 percent recorded a few years ago which represented a significant drop from the country’s earlier achievement of 68 percent of
The world is en route to eradicating Guinea-worm: 22 cases reported by Nov 2015, from 3.5 million cases in 1986, the World Health Organization (WHO) says In 1986, an estimated 3.5 million cases occurred. In 1989, 15 out 20 countries reported 892 955 cases (data from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India,
Corporate businesses have been tasked to establish workplace malaria control activities to help reduce the high
UNICEF has commended Ghana for significantly reducing children less than five years mortality in recent times.
Religious leaders in Afghanistan are playing crucial roles in ensuring the minds of some local people in Afghanistan are disabused of myths about polio and vaccination. Afghanistan remains among the only 3 countries in the world where the disease is endemic after Nigeria and Pakistan. Against the backdrop of political instability and suffering in the