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    WHO approves new typhoid vaccine with ‘longer-lasting immunity’

WHO approves new typhoid vaccine with ‘longer-lasting immunity’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, which makes it eligible for procurement by United Nations agencies. In a statement released on the agency's website, WHO said the vaccine meets acceptable standards of quality and  safety "At the end of December 2017, WHO prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. "Typhoid conjugate [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: I almost lost my son to typhoid but my cousin didn’t make it

Okonjo-Iweala: I almost lost my son to typhoid but my cousin didn’t make it

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair, board of Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI), says she almost lost her son to typhoid after her cousin died of the same disease. Okonjo-Iweala, who was Nigeria's first female finance minister, shared her personal experience in Vientiane, Laos, while announcing a new funding for typhoid conjugate vaccines. "Typhoid fever imposes a dramatic burden on children in the [...]

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