Provision of Immunization Services

Decades after initial disease, polio survivors feel new effects

Decades after initial disease, polio survivors feel new effects

 

August 4, 2013 -- At the peak of the polio epidemic in the 1940s and 1950s, the contagious viral illness would cause paralysis, difficulty breathing and death.

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Israel to launch limited active polio virus campaign in south

Israel to launch limited active polio virus campaign in south

 

August 4, 2013 -- Israel said on Sunday it was launching a campaign to administer the active polio vaccine to children in its southern region after tests detected at least 1,000 carriers of the virus in that area, though none were found to be ill with the disease.

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Sudan: Introduction of Life-Saving Pneumococcal Vaccine Targets 1.3 Million Infants in Sudan

Sudan: Introduction of Life-Saving Pneumococcal Vaccine Targets 1.3 Million Infants in Sudan

 

August 2, 2013 -- Sudanese children have begun receiving pneumococcal vaccine that will protect them from a leading cause of pneumonia, the biggest killer of children under five in low income countries.

Some 1.3 million infants in Sudan are being targeted in a nationwide pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) vaccination programme, which commenced yesterday, 1 August 2013.

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Vaccination takes the mobile route

Vaccination takes the mobile route

 

August 1, 2013 -- The health ministry Thursday launched a mobile health care system which will help vaccinate children at their doorsteps to protect them from life-threatening diseases. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad launched the 'National Teeka Express' in Alwar, Rajasthan.

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Taiwan Orders More Human Vaccine as Rabies Returns

Taiwan Orders More Human Vaccine as Rabies Returns

 

July 31, 2013 -- Taiwan has ordered tens of thousands of vaccine doses to protect people against the island’s first rabies outbreak in more than 50 years.

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WHO supports routine vaccination campaign with vaccinators' training

WHO supports routine vaccination campaign with vaccinators' training

 

July 31, 2013 -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has trained until now in  Luanda about 490 health professionals so as to guarantee the routine vaccination campaign  dubbed “Pneumo13, opened on Tuesday in Maianga urban district.

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