vaccines

 
Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot
Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot
At least 17 cases of measles cases in Gauteng have sparked a 24-day vaccine campaign in the...
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Looking to invest in health? Here's how to make the most of it
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Looking to invest in health? Here's how to make the most of it
I met Abdulmajid 10 years ago at a rural Nigerian health centre. His grandmother, who could neither read nor write, had brought Abdulmajid to be...
'There is hope this evil illness will not befall us again'
'There is hope this evil illness will not befall us again'
On a hot, quiet Monday morning in a Nigerian fishing village on the banks of the Otodo River 18-month-old Blessing Asokri developed an unusually high...
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children's lives
[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children's lives
Nearly a third of South African children are not vaccinated, placing them at risk of catching serious diseases. This is, in part, because parents are...
Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organisation
Polio cases could be wiped out within 12 months, says World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation is confident polio is in its dying days and could be eradicated within 12 months, despite challenges in...
Yellow fever vaccines diverted to help stem Angolan epidemic
Yellow fever vaccines diverted to help stem Angolan epidemic
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is rerouting ­yellow fever vaccine supplies meant for routine immunisations in other countries to replenish...
Malaria has been beaten back – but children are still dying
Malaria has been beaten back – but children are still dying
In 15 years malaria deaths in Africa have more than halved – and deaths among children younger than five have declined by more than 70%.
Innovation and technology will help to wipe out malaria
Innovation and technology will help to wipe out malaria
The relatively unknown mosquito-borne illness, Zika, is causing controversy around the globe, but another devastating disease – carried by the same...
Comment: SA must close the immunisation gap that parallels class
Comment: SA must close the immunisation gap that parallels class
Just 30 years ago, the average South African woman would have had four children, with the expectation that only two would live to celebrate their...
Public health suffers if vaccines are not accessible
Public health suffers if vaccines are not accessible
Every month for 20 years, Sister Patricia Watts* vaccinated up to 500 babies at her private clinic in the Eastern Cape city of Port Elizabeth....
Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication
Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication
South Africa's drug stock-out problems have worsened, according to the results of a survey by the civil society coalition Stop Stock-outs that was...

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