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Sierra Leone Targets Over 1.5m Children for Free Polio Vaccination

Sierra Leone Targets Over 1.5m Children for Free Polio Vaccination

Programme Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation yesterday revealed that over 1.5million children between 0 and 59 months would be targeted for free Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV). Dr. Dennis Marke told a presser at the conference hall of the ministry that the fourth round of National Anti-Polio […]

Boudiaf Reiterates Algeria’s Commitment to Eradicating Poliomyelitis

Boudiaf Reiterates Algeria’s Commitment to Eradicating Poliomyelitis

Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf has reiterated Monday Algeria’s commitment to eradicating poliomyelitis in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), adding that no case has been recorded since 1996. Boudiaf, who chaired the opening session of the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Poliomyelitis Eradication, being held […]

‘No Need to Panic Over Yellow Fever’ Says Malawi Health Ministry

‘No Need to Panic Over Yellow Fever’ Says Malawi Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has said there is no need to panic over reports of Yellow Fever outbreak, saying the risk of infection in Malawi is minimal but government will increase its surveillance in the borders by screening travellers coming from or on transit through Yellow fever-risk countries. There is no specific treatment for the […]

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