Injection Safety

Ugandan App for Pain-Free Malaria Test

Ugandan App for Pain-Free Malaria Test

 

August 13, 2013 -- In his 21 years Brian Gitta has had malaria too many times to count. And over the years, because of the numerous times he has had to have his blood drawn to test for the disease, he has developed a fear of needles. It is little wonder then that he and three of his fellow computer science students worked hard to develop a mobile phone app that detects malaria - without the use of needles.

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Gambia: August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Gambia: August Is National Immunization Awareness Month
 

August 6, 2013 -- Gambia recognised internationally as one the of most successful countries worldwide in immunising infants and young children.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.This awareness month highlights the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.

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Israel's Health Ministry tries to contain public outcry over polio inoculations

Israel's Health Ministry tries to contain public outcry over polio inoculations

 

August 5, 2013 -- Health Ministry officials attempted on Monday to contain a public outcry as the ministry started to inoculate 150,000 children who live in the south of Israel against polio.

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Mumbai child becomes fourth Indian to get polio from vaccine

Mumbai child becomes fourth Indian to get polio from vaccine

 

July 30, 2013 -- A nine-month-old boy from Navi Mumbai has tested positive for Vaccine- Derived Poliovirus (VDPV) type 2 and is now on ventilator at BJ Wadia Hospital in Parel. This is the fourth such case recorded in the country this year.

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