Gestion des programmes d’immunisation/de vaccination

Global initiatives launched to end malaria

World leaders have launched new global and regional initiatives to end the lethal mosquito-borne infection malaria by strengthening new commitments, eradication strategies, tools and funding mechanisms.
Nafsiah Mboi, special envoy of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), told The Jakarta Post that malaria has again been placed as a priority on the global health agenda.

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.

Advaxis gets a whiplash after its upbeat assessment of PhII cancer vaccine data

After rounding up a long lineup of collaborations for its cancer vaccine axalimogene filolisbac (ADXS-HPV), Advaxis says that a small study for cervical cancer produced promising outcomes for a significant number of the 26 patients involved.
That assessment was initially spurned by the market, with the stock ($ADXS) plunging close to 30% before immediately bouncing back and hovering around even Thursday afternoon.

La BBC primée pour son utilisation de WhatsApp contre Ebola

C’est en utilisant la messagerie en ligne WhatsApp que la BBC a décidé d’informer les populations africaines. La radio anglaise a depuis lors remporté le prix du journalisme en ligne du service public. Populaire et facile d’accès la messagerie diffusait pour les abonnés des informations vitales.


Tanzania: Cholera Spread Seen Shrinking

EFFORTS by government and other partners in the fight to control the outbreak of cholera that has been devastating Dar es Saalam and three other regions are yielding results as the number of new cases has gone down.

Paludisme : les barrages attisent l’expansion de la maladie en Afrique

Sur les 198 millions cas au monde liés au paludisme en 2013, 90% auraient eu lieu en Afrique subsaharienne. Le moustique anophèle qui se reproduit dans l’eau, où il pond les œufs, est le vecteur de la maladie. Ce qui attise la crainte que de nouvelles retenues d’eau douce, telles que celles engendrées par les barrages, favorisent la maladie aux alentours. Un phénomène constaté au Cameroun, au Zimbabwe au Kenya et en Ethiopie selon l’étude.

Sida, tuberculose, paludisme : 17 millions de vies sauvées par le Fonds mondial depuis sa création

L’impact des actions menées par le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme est de plus en plus important, se félicite ce partenariat international, créé en 2002 pour faire face aux trois pandémies. Son rapport annuel, rendu public lundi 21 septembre, évalue à 17 millions, à la fin de 2014, le nombre de vies qui ont été sauvées grâce à ses interventions depuis qu’il est en activité. L’objectif pour la fin de 2016 est de parvenir à 22 millions de vies sauvées en cumulé.

Syria: Kobane Health Administration launches a measles vaccination campaign with support of MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has supported the Kobane Health Administration to implement a nine days measles vaccination campaign in Kobane canton in northern Syria, reaching 5,776 children.

Cameroon Finds Resistance to Polio Vaccination Campaign

Cameroon is ending a polio vaccination campaign against a backdrop of growing resistance, even though officials say 7 percent of Cameroon's children are still at risk of contracting the crippling disease. 
Forty-three-year-old Clarisse Tomta has refused to allow vaccination agents to inoculate two of her children – both under 5 years of age. She described the anti-polio campaign as unnecessary.

Government rolls out measles, rubella vaccine

All health institutions, primary and secondary schools will from today until Friday be administering the new measles­rubella vaccine to children between nine and 15 years. Children aged between six and 59 months will also be given Vitamin A supplementation during the same period. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, this year’s national immunisation days were triggered by the quest to eliminate measles and protect children against rubella virus infection.