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Tanzania streaks ahead on vaccine programme

TANZANIA has set a world record in national immunisation coverage, thanks to the government-backed national immunisation and vaccine programme currently under implementation...

12 Dec 2017

Efforts to tackle AMR on farms and in food systems gaining momentum

Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum...

20 Nov 2017

#WorldPolioDay: The fight's not over yet

Fewer than 40 polio cases were reported worldwide in 2016, thanks to the 10-billion doses of oral vaccine that have been administered since 2000....

24 Oct 2017

Organisations join forces, launches roadmap to combat zoonotic TB

"Preventing and controlling bovine TB at its animal source is crucial to avoid its transmission to humans, improve food safety and protect the livelihood of many rural communities."

13 Oct 2017

Sierra Leone starts cholera vaccination drive in disaster areas

Half a million Sierra Leone citizens will have access to life-saving cholera vaccine following severe floods and landslides last month...

7 Sep 2017

WHO report: Kenyan cholera outbreak

Kenya is experiencing an upsurge of cholera cases since the beginning of the year...

2 Aug 2017

Training the community to take care of the children

Approximately 62% of the under-five deaths in the DRC in 2013 were caused by malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, all of which are treatable...

14 Jul 2017

DR Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA - The Congolese health minister has declared the end of an Ebola outbreak in a remote northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo...

4 Jul 2017

New Ebola cases in DRC

The WHO has mobilised to curtail an outbreak of Ebola in the DRC after a case tested positive for Ebola virus subtype Zaire...

15 May 2017

Vaccines to be used against antibiotic-resistant typhoid

Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe are the three high-burden African countries selected to be the first to benefit from a typhoid conjugate vaccine....

By Lilian Namagembe 7 Apr 2017

Money can't be the only motive for developing life-saving medicines

Prior to 2015, Zika was an obscure virus that received little global attention. No one expected it to spread so rapidly. Consequently, no vaccine were developed....

By Ruth Dreifuss and Malebona Precious Matsoso 21 Oct 2016

FAO calls for increased vigilance as avian influenza virus H5N1 advances

As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert...

15 Jul 2016

#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover...

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 27 May 2016

[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gap

Despite the availability of effective vaccines, 1.5 million children across the world, including South Africa, die each year from preventable diseases...

25 Apr 2016

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International

US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

WASHINGTON - US regulators on Thursday announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it.

22 Dec 2017

#CreativeMorningsCT: TNW's Linda Mertens on mental health, the role of creatives and top 2018 trends

The most recent Creative Mornings talk took place on Thursday, 30 November and featured Linda Mertens from The Next Web (TNW) where she spoke about her initiative, Normaal Gesproken, a project focused on creating an inclusive conversation about mental health.

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Dec 2017

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