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The DRC’s response to Covid-19 must be tailored to local context

Immunisation and other preventative programmes for malaria, cholera, measles and malnutrition, which kill children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, must continue

Malaria deaths could double during Covid-19 pandemic, warns WHO

The World Health Organisation said people could die of preventable illnesses if steps to control malaria as well as immunisation for measles, yellow fever and polio are interrupted

[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] What can we learn from Angola’s yellow fever outbreak?

The country's yellow fever outbreak is a timely reminder that African countries can't get complacent with their vaccination efforts.

[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children’s lives

Western anti-immunisation movements have taken root in local communities resulting in some parents refusing to vaccinate their children.

African leaders step up to the plate to narrow immunisation gaps

African ministers are taking new steps to provide vaccines for children who don't have access.

Billions raised in Gates-championed vaccination drive

Donations led by the UK and Bill Gates have far exceeded the $3.7-billion targeted in a drive to fund vaccinations for children in poor countries.

Billions for immunisation

Watch as Bill Gates and others gather today to pledge billions to save children across the world

Polio kills 97 in Congo; mass immunisations planned

Unicef gets ready to launch a mass immunisation campaign in the Republic of Congo, after an outbreak of polio claimed 97 lives in under a week.

Vaccine gains could be lost

Children are the losers as funding for immunisation dries up.

To vaccinate or …

Are dissenting parents putting other children -- and communities -- at risk? Nechama Brodie reports

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