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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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China needs tougher enforcement of vaccine regulation: WHO

China must strengthen regulation of its market for vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, after a bust of an illegal black market drugs ring this month underscored the country's regulatory weaknesses.
 
Police have arrested more than 130 suspects over a scandal in which 310 million yuan ($48 million) of illegal vaccines was sold onto the market. The value of the illegal trades could be as much as $90 million.
 
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Afrique: Vaccination infantile - L'Afrique, le continent le moins protégé

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 de fonds et de la société civile réfléchissent aux moyens les plus efficaces afin de parvenir à une couverture vaccinale de tous les enfants du continent.
 
Etendre la vaccination afin de parvenir à une couverture universelle est le nouveau challenge que les dirigeants africains et leurs partenaires veulent se donner en matière de santé.
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Measles immunisation: time to close the gap

Since the beginning of the century, the number of measles-related deaths has fallen substantially; between 2000 and 2014 mass immunisation efforts prevented an estimated 17·1 million deaths worldwide, and the number of cases decreased from 146 to 40 per million. Unfortunately, after this decrease the situation has stagnated and many countries are falling far behind the 2015 elimination targets according to a report by WHO and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released in November, 2015.
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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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