Aid agencies have launched a polio vaccination campaign in Yemen to inoculate up to five million children under the age of five across the impoverished Arab state ...
Yemen may be on the brink of a new wave of cholera, with a heightened death rate because of widespread malnutrition
Five deaths in the outbreak had previously been confirmed as Nipah. More than 90 people are in quarantine, a health official said.
Nearly 260,000 volunteers and workers fanned out across Pakistan in an effort to vaccinate every child below the age of five in a week-long campaign, Pakistan's national coordinator on polio, Mohammad Safdar, said.
Dr Hamad Eid al-Rumaihi said: “We will launch the HPV vaccine during the International Vaccination Week in April. This is approved by the Immunisation Technical Group for both male and female from the age of 12-26.”
Yemen's cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World Health Organisation data analysed by Reuters.
Nearly one in 10 infants received no vaccinations in 2016, meaning that they missed the first innoculation against three lethal diseases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.
Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.