570 000 New Cases Of Cervical Cancer Could Be Prevented Annually In Less Developed Countries With HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus infections have been implicated in almost in all cases of cervical cancers. But cervical cancers do not have to happen as HPV infections can be prevented with HPV vaccine. Continue Reading

Here is why children in Nigeria must now take two doses of measles vaccine

The government of Nigeria has introduced a second dose of measles vaccine into the routine immunization schedule. Here is why. Continue Reading

Why Today – World Mosquito Day – Should Be A Day of Global Reflection

Today is World Mosquito Day. Has the world done enough on malaria? Continue Reading

World Hepatitis Day: Let’s Join forces against 2nd major killer infectious disease

Today is World Hepatitis Day. The theme for this year’s celebration is Invest in eliminating hepatitis.” Continue Reading

HIV/AIDS: This is the new medication “strongly” recommended by WHO

In line with new evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced it is “strongly” recommending a new medication for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Continue Reading

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Details of why WHO declared Ebola in Congo DR a Public Health emergency have emerged

The Ebola Virus Disease that started about one year ago in Congo Dr has now been declared as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by WHO. But why? Continue Reading

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As Nigeria introduces meningitis vaccine into routine immunisation schedule, here are important points you should note

The Government of Nigeria, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), is planning to add a new vaccine to the current immunisation schedule. Continue Reading

Leprosy returns to India

Leprosy is back in India. Health officials and activists celebrated 13 years ago when India announced that leprosy had been eliminated as a public health concern. Alarm bells rang as the Central Leprosy Division of the health ministry reported that 135,485 new leprosy cases were detected in India in 2017. That meant every four minutes somebody was diagnosed with leprosy in India. This is nowhere close to elimination. Continue Reading

Renewed efforts to take Malaria Control back on track launched by WHO

The World Health Organisation and Partners have launched a new country-led response to tackle malaria, especially in Africa. Continue Reading

Vaccinate your children against meningitis, Australian parents told.

Following the spike in incidence of Meningococcal disease in some parts of Australia, there have been calls by authorities for parents to vaccinate their children. Continue Reading