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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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WHO secures $15m funds for Africa pilots of world’s first malaria vaccine

  WHO secures $15m funds for Africa pilots of world’s first malaria vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has secured 15 million dollars funding for phase one of pilot deployments of

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