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Oxford Malaria Vaccine first to meet WHO specification, to go on clinical trial soon

by on April 23, 2021 0
The first malaria vaccine to meet a World Health Organization (WHO) specified goal of more than 75 percent efficacy has been developed by scientists at the University of Oxford, a potentially significant step toward defeating the disease. Finding more effective inoculations against the mosquito-borne disease has been a critical goal in fighting an infection that... Read More

Covid-19 Vaccine hoarding threatens global supply, says WHO

by on February 28, 2021 0
Countries seeking their own COVID-19 vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. “Now, some countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply. Without a doubt,” WHO senior adviser Bruce... Read More

Dangote wants governments to increase spending on healthcare

by on August 25, 2020 0
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has urged governments across Africa, the Federal Government of Nigeria, and State governments to increase their budget allocations to the healthcare sector, to help ensure improved basic healthcare for the people. Dangote, who spoke at the formal certification of Wild Poliovirus Eradication in Africa during a virtual forum organised... Read More

Rotary applauds African region for becoming poliovirus-free

by on August 25, 2020 0
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are proud to announce a historic public health achievement as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declared African region is now certified wild poliovirus-free. In a statement, Rotary said the milestone comes four years after Nigeria – the last polio-endemic country in Africa –... Read More