Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Vaccine"

    The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

In the northeast region of the country, where these camps are located, 80% of Nigerian children have not been vaccinated. It is a hot Saturday, Modu Sheriff is seated under a tree to shield him from the rays of the blistering sun in Borno state, Nigeria. He immediately volunteers to be interviewed as soon he is asked if his kids have [...]

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    Boko Haram violence, corruption and poverty: causes of poor immunisation coverage in Nigeria

Boko Haram violence, corruption and poverty: causes of poor immunisation coverage in Nigeria

On August 11, 2016, Nigeria witnessed a major setback in what had been a milestone achievement for the country: the return to the list of polio-endemic countries. In Gwoza and Jere, local government areas of Borno state, ridden by Boko Haram – one of the world’s deadliest militant groups – an outbreak of polio re-occurred. The disease paralysed two children. This [...]

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    How poverty, ignorance hinders vaccine coverage

How poverty, ignorance hinders vaccine coverage

Kemi Chukwu battles with the tears in her eyes that are just determined to drop. She wipes them furiously with her arms, her voice throaty from her sobs as she recalls, vividly, the death of her baby.“The time my baby died, she was just four years old. I had money at the time, so I gave her all that she needed,” [...]

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    Forced monkeypox vaccination rumour baseless, says Bayelsa

Forced monkeypox vaccination rumour baseless, says Bayelsa

Bayelsa state government has described rumours of forced vaccination against monkeypox in the state as baseless.The government also called for the suspension of all forms of medical outreach programmes carried out in schools across the state.Unverified reports had said the Nigeria army was forcefully vaccinating school pupils against the monkeypox disease through its medical outreach programme.Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Bayelsa commissioner for [...]

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    Families refusing polio vaccines in Nigeria, says UNICEF

Families refusing polio vaccines in Nigeria, says UNICEF

Operatives of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), an organisation under UNICEF, says non-compliance and refusal to partake in vaccination campaigns are hindering efforts to eradicate polio from northern Nigeria.A statement by the United Nations agency appreciated efforts made by traditional rulers at convincing families to partake in the vaccination campaign."While overall acceptance of polio immunization is extremely high, clusters [...]

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    Death toll in meningitis outbreak rises to 813

Death toll in meningitis outbreak rises to 813

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says 813 lives have been lost to the meningitis outbreak that has lasted 16 weeks.Adewole disclosed this while speaking to journalists at the end of Wednesday's federal executive council meeting.He also said the spread of the disease had reduced."As of yesterday (Tuesday), the number of deaths stood at 813. As of now, we are also [...]

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    WHO: Vaccines can save 1.5m lives yearly — if well utilised

WHO: Vaccines can save 1.5m lives yearly — if well utilised

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that the power of vaccines to ward off infectious diseases in children through immunisation is being underutilised.The organisation said this on Monday, as the world immunisation week begins.Margaret Chan, director-general of WHO, added that by increasing immunisation globally, the lives of an additional 1.5 million people could be saved every year.“Vaccinations stave off 26 [...]

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    WHO: Nigeria gets 500,000 doses of meningitis C vaccine — more on the way

WHO: Nigeria gets 500,000 doses of meningitis C vaccine — more on the way

Nigeria has received 500,000 doses of meningitis C containing vaccine to combat the epidemic in the country, the WHO has said.The doses were sent by the International Coordinating Group (ICG), an organisation that coordinates the provision of vaccine during outbreak emergencies.Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO country representative to Nigeria, said this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.He said the vaccines, [...]

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    Kenya unveils meningitis vaccine that offers ‘long-term immunity’

Kenya unveils meningitis vaccine that offers ‘long-term immunity’

Kenya on Friday unveiled meningitis vaccine as the debilitating bacterial disease threatens to break out in the country’s northern counties amid biting drought.The new meningitis vaccine called “Nimenrix” was developed by Pfizer, an American pharmaceutical giant and will bolster efforts to eradicate the highly infectious disease that is rampant in Kenya and 26 other Sub-Saharan Countries.Deshnee Achary, the head of [...]

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    Five HIV patients left ‘virus free’ after undergoing vaccine therapy

Five HIV patients left ‘virus free’ after undergoing vaccine therapy

Mitchell Warren, executive director of the Aids Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (Avac) in Barcelona, says a new vaccine has succeeded in suppressing the virus in five patients without the need for daily drugs.According to The Independent, Warren said the success was recorded when two innovative HIV vaccines were combined. [...]

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    REVEALED: Polio resurgence was predicted 3 days before but FG ‘didn’t listen’

REVEALED: Polio resurgence was predicted 3 days before but FG ‘didn’t listen’

On Tuesday August 9, after a four-day training on routine immunisation budget tracking, the community health and research initiative (CHR) released a statement decrying the non-release of funds for routine immunisation.Three days later, the federal ministry of health, in conjunction with the UNICEF, released a statement announcing a new outbreak of the disease. Two children from Gwoza and Jere local government [...]

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