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Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
 
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.
 
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L’OMS appelle à combler les lacunes en matière de vaccination dans le monde

Alors que la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination se tiendra du 24 au 30 avril 2016 dans le monde entier, l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a encouragé jeudi les pays à prendre de nouvelles mesures pour combler leurs lacunes en matière de vaccination.

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Vaccine in National Immunization Programme Update

WHO, UNICEF, and partners, are in regular dialogue with countries to support effective preparations.

Click here to access the downloadable PowerPoint file from the WHO website or simply click on the image below to read updates on vaccine in national immunization programmes.

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Working Toward a World Where All Children are Safe from Measles and Rubella

Last week, the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance approved a measles and rubella strategy that will provide an additional $220 million to measles and rubella activities from 2016-2020. In total, Gavi will invest $820 million over the next five years on measles and rubella activities in Gavi-eligible countries.
 
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Cameroon: Measles/Rubella - Littoral: 1.2 Million Children for Vaccination

The vaccination campaign against measles and rubella kicked off in Government Bilingual Nursery and Primary School New-Bell Aviation Ngangue in the presence of the Governor of the Littoral Region, Samuel Dieudonné Ivaha Diboua. The vaccination campaign that targets some 1,260,000 children in the region between the ages of nine months and 14 years will be carried out from door to door by the numerous vaccination agents in 6 days.
 
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Nigeria: Measles - 1.6 Million Children for Immunization in Bauchi

Bauchi — About 1.6 million children will be immunized against measles in Bauchi State during the five days measles follow up campaign for Novermber 2015.
 
Bauchi State Coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre, A Dada, disclosed this during a one-day Orientation Programme for Journalists on Planned Measles Campaign for November 2015 organized by the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
 
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UAE-wide measles vaccination campaign launching in November

The Ministry of Health will launch a national measles vaccination campaign on November 1st, 2015, to run until November 26.
 
According to Al Ittihad, The National’s sister publication, the campaign targets 1.5 million children, aged 1 to 18, and includes nationals and residents alike.
 
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Government rolls out measles, rubella vaccine

All health institutions, primary and secondary schools will from today until Friday be administering the new measles­rubella vaccine to children between nine and 15 years. Children aged between six and 59 months will also be given Vitamin A supplementation during the same period. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, this year’s national immunisation days were triggered by the quest to eliminate measles and protect children against rubella virus infection.
 
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HIV-Positive Youth May Lack Immunity to MMR Diseases

Children who contract HIV at birth may not have enough immunity to ward off measles, mumps, or rubella (MMR) as they get older, even if they have received the MMR vaccine, according to the results of a new retrospective study. The study results were published online June 9 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
 
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Une méthode pour convaincre les anti-vaccins ?

Alors que la vaccination  est aujourd’hui en pleine tourmente et, qu’en France, le ministre de la Santé va jusqu’à proposer un « débat national » pour rassurer les parents qui n’ont plus confiance, une étude américaine se penche sur les méthodes permettant de convaincre les parents récalcitrants à faire vacciner leurs enfants.
 
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