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Tiwa Savage turns ambassador for polio

Savage, who has been described by CNN as Nigeria’s biggest pop star, will help Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free world by raising...

Lack Of Funding Presents Challenge To Immunization In B/A

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Directorate of Health Services in 2016 made significant achievements in the national immunisation exercise. The region, according to the directorate achieved almost...

Gov’t Asked To Increase Domestic Funding For Immunisation

The Concern Health Education Project-Ghana has called on government to increase immunisation services in order to prevent children dying needlessly from vaccine preventable diseases...

Meningitis Under High Surveillance In Upper West Region

Three districts in the Upper West Region recorded meningitis cases last year. The Nadowli-kaleo, Jirapa and Nandom Districts by virtue of the geographical location in...

Yemen launches national immunization campaign against polio

With support from UN agencies, a nationwide polio immunization campaign was launched Tuesday in Yemen by the national health authorities, aiming to immunize five...

Nigeria secures US$125 million World Bank loan to tackle polio

Minister of Health Isaac Adewole disclosed this while briefing the Senate Committee on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases in Abuja, the nation's capital city. ...

Health Director wants All Babies Vaccinated

Mrs. Eva Aryee, the Sunyani West District Director of Health, said vaccinating children below one-and-a-half years against tuberculosis, polio, hepatitis ‘B”, tetanus, measles, pnemoccocal...

Guinea immunizes more than 2.6 million children from polio

This disease, which attacks the nervous system and causes paralysis, is always common among children in Guinea's rural areas. The health...

Cross border collaboration is key to polio eradication

WHO Kenya Country Representative Custodia Mandlhate told a regional health forum in Nairobi that insecurity and drought conditions have caused movement of people...

Applaud health workers for polio eradication in Nigeria

Just a little above a year ago, we recorded about 6 cases which dented our relentless efforts to see that no child gets infected...

Over 300,000 Children in Volta Gets Polio Vaccine

Vitamin A capsules were administered to children from six months to boost their immune system and protect their eye sight. The immunisation which...

Rotary club pledges US$6.9 million fight polio in Nigeria

On the heels of historic success against polio in Nigeria and across the continent of Africa, Rotary gives an additional US$6.9 million boost to...

Polio survivor appeals to parents to immunize kids

Mr Mumuni who was attacked by polio at the age of two and rendered him paralyzed in both legs, is championing the eradication of...

Kenyan official urges vaccination for children against polio

The risk of polio outbreak in Kenya is still high due to failure to vaccinate some 300,000 children routinely, health officials warned on Wednesday....

Kenya will not defer Polio exercise

A child receiving polio vaccine. (PHOTO: COURTESY) Director of Medical Services Nicholas Muraguri said attempts to mobilise the public against the vaccine is a...

First Polio, Measles Immunizations in Liberia

A week-long campaign to vaccinate more than 600,000 children against polio and measles kicks off today, Friday, May 8, in Liberia, led by...

4.3 million children to be vaccinated against polio in Madagascar

A total of 4.3 million children from 0 to 59 months will be vaccinated against polio in Madagascar during a six-day-campaign held from Monday...

Immunization routine in Kano record success

by Yakubu Salisu The ongoing first round of 2015 immunization routine in Kano is said to record success as most of the parents in the...

Ghana certified as Guinea worm Free Country

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center have congratulated Ghana for eliminating Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis), a water-borne parasitic disease that causes...

Rotary Commits $8.1 For Polio Eradication In Nigeria

Rotary club has announced $8.1 in grants to help Nigeria in its final push to eradicate the polio within its borders. The funds, according to...

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