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Un article de AllAfrica
February 28, 2016 - Le lancement officiel du 1er passage de la campagne de vaccination contre la poliomyélite de l'année a eu lieu à Kombissiri, chef-lieu de la province du Bazèga, le samedi 27 février 2016.   Les autorités en charge de la santé...
Un article de AllAfrica
February 28, 2016 - La première conférence ministérielle africaine sur la vaccination a ouvert ses travaux, le mercredi 24 février 2016 à Addis Abeba en Ethiopie. Des ministres de la Santé, des Finances, des experts, des décideurs, des bailleurs...
Un article de Le Monde
February 27, 2016 - Pour la première fois, le virus Zika a été transmis en France par voie sexuelle, et non par une piqûre de moustique, a confirmé, samedi 27 février, Marisol Touraine, la ministre de la santé.   Ce cas de transmission par voie...
An article from Voice of America
February 26, 2016 - The World Health Organization reports evidence of a suspected link between Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological disorder, and the Zika virus is growing, but far from proven.     Much attention is being paid to the possible...
An article from the WHO
February 25, 2016 - With one in five African children lacking access to all needed and basic life-saving vaccines, ministers of health and other line ministers countries committed themselves to keep immunization at the forefront of efforts to...
An article from Medcins Sans Frontieres
February 24, 2016 - As the measles epidemic gradually fades in the Tanganyika province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, malaria and malnutrition often form a deadly combination for children. In order to face this situation, MSF – in...
An article from Reuters
February 23, 2016 - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has turned its attention to the Zika virus outbreak, and its founders said the response to the crisis, which may be linked to devastating birth defects in South America, has been better...
An article from AllAfrica
February 23, 2016 - Cholera prevalence in the country is down by five per cent, according to a weekly report by the Ministry of Health, Social welfare, Gender, Elderly and Children released in Dar es Salaam.   According to a report released by the...
An article from the Wall Street Journal
February 22, 2016 - The Obama administration plans to use an additional $200 million to expand its fight against malaria, expanding services to 70 million more people in Africa and accelerating a global effort to eradicate the disease.   The boost...
An article from Medecins Sans Frontiers
February 22, 2016 - As the rainy season approaches in Wajir in northeastern Kenya, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is warning that the substandard water and sanitation situation is creating ideal conditions for a future increase in cholera cases....
An article from Time
February 22, 2016 - CDC director Tom Frieden talks to TIME about what we're learning in the battle against the Zika virus   As the Zika virus continues to spread through the Americas, health officials in the U.S. are hurrying to learn more about...
An article from Voice of America
February 19, 2016 - Scientists suspect an outbreak of the Zika virus is behind a surge in a rare birth defect in Brazil. But how are they going to prove it?   Authorities in the South American country were quick to make the link last fall. The...
Un article de Parlement européen Actualité
February 18, 2016 - Le virus Zika, accusé de causer des malformations congénitales, soulève des inquiétudes croissantes en Europe. Mercredi 17 février, les députés de la commission de l'environnement et de la santé publique ont débattu de cette...
An article from Forbes
February 18, 2016 - A precious blood sample arrived at Laura Walker’s lab in Lebanon, New Hampshire one year ago.   It wasn’t much–just 50 milliliters (about 1.7 fluid ounces).   But this tiny sample turned out to hold tremendous scientific value...
Un article de Sud-Kivu
February 18, 2016 - Plus de cent nouveaux cas de choléra, dont deux décès, ont été enregistrés dans la zone de santé d’Uvira (Sud-Kivu) depuis le mois de janvier dernier.   Selon le chargé de communication de cette zone de santé, Jaime Saidi, les...
An article from Reuters
February 17, 2016 - Gunmen shot and wounded a Pakistani polio worker in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks against eradication teams in a country that accounts for more than 70 percent of the world's cases...
An article from Reuters
February 17, 2016 - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that $56 million were needed to combat the Zika virus until June, including for the fast-tracking of vaccines, diagnostics and research studies into how it spreads.   The...
An article from Brookings Institute
February 16, 2016 - The ongoing issues related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the Zika  virus are still emerging, however the policy implications have certainly taken shape. The President’s recent budget includes an $1.8 billion...
Un artículo de DNDI Latinoamérica
February 16, 2016 - Justo antes de finalizar el 2015, se conoció la triste noticia de la adquisición de los derechos sobre el benznidazol en los EE. UU. con la intención de obtener un Vale de Revisión Prioritaria (PRV, por sus siglas en inglés) de...
Un article de Le Monde
February 16, 2016 - Depuis quelque temps, on découvre un nouveau virus dans la fumée encore visible de l’épidémie d’Ebola. En métropole, on découvre et apprend donc de ce « nouveau » virus, Zika, qu’il est un arbovirus vectorisé par des moustiques...

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