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Tomorrow, the BBC will be at the Langata Health Center in Nairobi to do a story on the new pneumococcal vaccine now being given here, although the official vaccine launch is not until Valentine’s Day. ONE photographer Morgana Wingard and I are there today, so...

Africa is desperately short of doctors and nurses. So is much of Asia. In 57 countries, the situation is deemed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be at crisis point; they have fewer than 2.3 nurses, doctors and midwives for every 1,000 people –...

ISLAMABAD, Jan 17, (APP): The United States is helping to protect children in Pakistan from diseases such as polio and measles by supporting a mass vaccination campaign in 30 high-risk, flood-affected districts including 11 districts in Punjab. The campaign to vaccinate children against measles...

The editors of the British Medical Journal recently concluded that a 1998 study ringing alarm bells on a possible connection between vaccines and autism was an "elaborate fraud." It is the culmination of a more-than-decade-long controversy in which the charge was initially and frighteningly plausible,...

WHO recommends mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child's first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, they should be given nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age of two years or beyond. The latest systematic review of...

Thirty years on, smallpox remains the only human disease to have been eradicated, despite relentless efforts to get rid of others. In the late 1980s, guinea worm eradication was scheduled for 1995 and polio for 2000 — but they are still with us. And efforts to...

NEW DELHI: A malaria vaccine could be a reality by 2015. The most promising candidate now showing that it can protect children for 15 months. The efficacy of the vaccine, whose phase-II trial results have just been published in the British medical journal " The Lancet",...

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