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Kampala — After long weeks of waiting, the yellow fever vaccine finally arrived in the country with five districts; Abim, Agago, Pader, Kitgum and Lamwo set to first receive the drug. One million doses arrived on Wednesday and if all goes as planned, vaccination is to...

Research published today (FRI) online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases indicates that the vaccine reduces the risk of infection by the parasite that causes severe malaria by 46 per cent over 15 months. Malaria, which is passed to humans via infected mosquitoes, is one of the...

Only 3% of the pharmaceutical industry’s research and development budget goes to diseases in the developing world, even though developing countries bear 90% of the world’s disease burden. In an effort to fix that imbalance, in 2000 Victoria Hale, a former FDA official, founded the Institute...

Since the introduction of the first vaccine, there has been opposition to vaccination. In the 19th century, despite clear evidence of benefit, routine inoculation with cowpox to protect people against smallpox was hindered by a burgeoning antivaccination movement. The result was ongoing smallpox outbreaks and...

GENEVA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation launched a plan on Wednesday to stop a form of drug-resistant malaria from spreading from Southeast Asia to Africa, where millions of lives could be at risk. It would cost about $175 million a year to contain...

Dhaka, Jan 11 (bdnews24.com)--Severe diarrhoea caused by rotavirus is spreading alarmingly among infants and children under two across Bangladesh. Scientists at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) say the situation worsens with plunging mercury level in the winter. Read more....

Discredited vaccination researcher Andrew Wakefield was brought to a new low this week when a prominent British medical journal accused him of outright fraud. Wakefield authored a 1998 study linking vaccines to autism — a study that continues to fuel the anti-vaccination movement even as Wakefield's...

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) India needs to dramatically improve its health situation to sustain growth as it shares 21 percent of the global disease burden, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said Friday. Speaking at a seminar on 'Public Heath: Engaging the diaspora' on the...

2010 was a year of contrasts for those seeking to boost the role of science in the development agenda. Many new initiatives were launched; some took root, others ran into difficulties. And progress in meeting big challenges, such as conserving biodiversity and tackling climate change,...

The last phase trial of the world’s most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate, known as RTS, is underway at one of the 11 sites in Lilongwe, Malawi. This investigational vaccine iss administered at UNC Project-Malawi under the auspices of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious...

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