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Nigeria moves to end vaccine-preventable diseases
Nigeria moves to end vaccine-preventable diseases.
Measles: Millions of children worldwide missed first vaccine, says UN
Millions of children in high- and low-income countries have missed the first dose of the measles vaccine since 2010, according to UNICEF. It said the numbers of children missing the second dose were "even more alarming."
Africa begins world's biggest anti-malaria vaccine campaign
Hundreds of thousands of children are to receive a groundbreaking vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease in three African countries. It's hoped the campaign will save many lives, but there are some drawbacks.
Few in measles hit Madagascar can afford vaccine
Few in measles hit Madagascar can afford vaccine.
French boy suspected of reintroducing measles to Costa Rica
A five-year-old boy who had not received the measles vaccine went on holiday to Costa Rica with his parents. The country had been measles-free for five years before his arrival.
Cancer treatment advancement
23 Mar 2018
Some medical experts have designed a vaccine that boosts the immune system’s ability to track down and kill cancer cells immediately they start to appear.
Meningitis outbreak - FG orders 800,000 vaccine doses from Europe
7 Apr 2017
Meningitis outbreak - FG orders 800,000 vaccine doses from Europe.
Singapore confirms 41 cases of Zika
29 Aug 2016
Singapore authorities say they have identified 41 locally-transmitted cases of the Zika virus, mostly in foreign construction workers, and that more are expected.
Children bear the brunt of Yemen’s ongoing war
28 Aug 2016
The war in Yemen has caused the collapse of the public healthcare system. Aid group Doctors Without Borders says thousands of Yemenis have died from diseases that could be treated if the fighting stopped.
Zika Virus: Human trials for vaccine to begin
22 Jun 2016
Scientists are about to start testing the first Zika vaccine on humans. There's no cure for the virus, which comes from mosquitoes, and can cause brain deformities in babies whose mothers were infected.