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An article from Devex
November 16, 2015 - Disease eradication entails the total stopping of the transmission of an infectious disease, reducing the prevalence of the disease to zero. To date, only one disease — smallpox — has been successfully eradicated. The next...
An article from the University of Virginia
November 16, 2015 - Could partnering the human papilloma virus vaccine with other, less controversial vaccines lead to higher compliance and completion rates and, ultimately, a drop in certain cancer rates?   A new study by University of Virginia...
An article from AllAfrica
November 14, 2015 - Scientists and researchers on Friday met with the public in Blantyre to brainstorm on the oldest disease malaria that claimed the life of a reverend and renowned missionary Dr David Livingstone 142 years ago and continues to...
An article from UN News Centre
November 13, 2015 - 13 November 2015 – The number of measles-related deaths has decreased by 79 per cent since the beginning of the century, but the United Nations health agency is warning that 2015 global milestones and measles elimination goals...
Un article de OMS
November 12, 2015 - Le 27 octobre 2015, le point focal national RSI pour l’Égypte a notifié à l’OMS une flambée de dengue dans un village du district de Dayrout (Gouvernorat d’Assiut).   Entre le 1er et le 31 octobre 2015, 253 personnes ont été...
An article from the WHO
November 12, 2015 - On 27 October 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Egypt notified WHO of an outbreak of Dengue fever in a village in the Dayrout District of Assiut Governorate.   Between 1 and 31 October 2015, a total of 253 cases were...
An article from PRI
November 12, 2015 - As we reported last week, Sierra Leone has officially been declared Ebola-free after passing the 42-day mark since any new cases of the disease have been diagnosed there. Last weekend, thousands danced in the streets to...
An article from the Washington Post
November 10, 2015 - TOKYO — Vaccines are a highly politicized subject in many countries. Just look at Donald Trump’s repeated claims in the Republican presidential race that childhood vaccinations cause autism.   In Japan, a vigorous debate is...
An article from AllAfrica
November 9, 2015 - Zeremo and his wife Iveren are part of the 13, 000 clients accessing HIV/AIDs services at the General Hospital, Katsina-Ala . They are a happy positive couple with a negative baby.   According to Iveren, she enrolled for...
An article from the New York Times
November 9, 2015 - When people hear about vaccine deniers — anti-vaxxers, to some — they most often think about parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children. But there’s another type of vaccine refusal, and it’s important that we not...
An article from UNICEF
November 9, 2015 - With an outbreak of cholera threatening to spread further, UNICEF has launched a campaign to inform vulnerable communities on basic measures for prevention and treatment.   DOHUK, Iraq, 9 November 2015 – In Domiz refugee camp in...
An article from the New York Times
November 8, 2015 - There’s a saying in Liberia: When wartime comes, the foot will help the body. On Sunday, Liberians lined up at the ELWA hospital compound were invoking this favorite phrase to help explain the confounding sight of their fellow...
An article from the Cairo Post
November 8, 2015 - CAIRO: The Health Ministry vaccinated 14.9 million children against measles during the first week of a national campaign taking place across governorates, according to a Saturday ministry statement.   The campaign kicked off Oct...
Un article de ONUSIDA
November 6, 2015 - Les femmes vivant avec le VIH en Afrique occidentale et centrale se sont réunies à Abuja, au Nigeria, du 2 au 5 Novembre pour un atelier afin d'améliorer leurs compétences en leadership et leur capacité de militer pour atteindre...
An article from the New York Times
November 6, 2015 - Sirens blared as the convoy of government vehicles made its way down a narrow dirt road nearly encased by tall weeds. The prime minister had arrived, and he was there to give this rural community a serious scolding.   “I demand...
An article from Voice of America
November 6, 2015 - Malaria deaths and cases across Latin America have plunged in recent years, with Brazil, Honduras and Paraguay, showing most progress in combating the parasitic mosquito-born disease, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)...
An article from Reuters
November 5, 2015 -  European drug regulators have found no safety concerns linking GlaxoSmithKline's and Merck's cervical cancer vaccines with two conditions known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia...
An article from Voice of America
November 5, 2015 - Liberia and the United States this week signed a $257 million Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact in Washington. Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai and Planning and Economic Affairs Minister Amara Konneh participated in...
An article from Reuters
November 5, 2015 - Gilead Sciences Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its HIV drug cocktail, Genvoya, to treat patients aged 12 and above.   Genvoya, a combination tablet approved as a complete regimen, is designed to...
An article from AllAfrica
November 5, 2015 - A United Nations forecast of possible political upheavals and natural disasters in the coming months cites the risk of a coup attempt in Burundi and a "worrying" rate of fatalities from a cholera outbreak in Tanzania.   Concerns...

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