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Chinese medical staffs help native African at a hospital in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. (Photo by Zhang Jianbo from People’s Daily)

CFDA Endorses Domestically Developed Ebola Vaccine

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China has approved a domestically developed Ebola vaccine, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) said on October 19. The approval makes China the...

Scientists close to new cure for Gonorrhea

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A vaccine to protect people from the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea may be one step closer to reality, New Zealand researchers report. That’s welcome news,...
Ebola vaccine

Inadequate facilities hindering development of Ebola vaccine

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Indications have emerged that lack of adequate facilities as well as resources may be hindering the invention of vaccines against the pandemic Ebola virus. Since...

Leaders celebrate Ebola vaccine successes

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Dr Chan joined the President of the Republic of Guinea, HE Professor Alpha Conde, His Excellency Minister of Health, Dr Abdourahmane Diallo, and representatives...
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Ghana Plays Major Role In Developing Malaria Vaccine

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Ghana has been selected together with Kenya and Malawi to take part in a WHO-coordinated pilot programme that would make the world's first malaria...

Ghana, Kenya And Malawi Joins WHO Malaria Program

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Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated malaria vaccine implementation programme (MVIP) that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available...

5 Patients Now Virus Free After Undergoing HIV Vaccine Therapy

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Five HIV patients are currently free from detectable virus after undergoing a vaccine therapy for seven months, according to a study published in New...
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Meningitis Under High Surveillance In Upper West Region

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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...

Brazil Orders 11.5 million Vaccines of Yellow Fever

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Brazil’s health ministry has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine amid the largest outbreak of the disease in the country since 2000. Seventy...
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Kenya launches oil-based foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

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Kenya on Wednesday launched a purified oil-based vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease that aims to boost livestock immunity for longer period of time. ...

Guinea: Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial Indicates Positive Prospects

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An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection...
Ebola trial vaccine

Africa Won’t Be Defenceless Against Ebola Outbreak – WHO

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An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection...
immunization

Funds Secured For Global Malaria Immunization Campaign In 2018

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A release by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to the Ghana News Agency said the assurance comes after the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,...

324 arrested in China’s vaccine scandal so far

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Another 27 suspects have been arrested for the vaccine scandal revealed last March in east China's Shandong province, adding the total number of the...
HIV

South Africa: New HIV Vaccine Ready For Trial

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A vaccine against HIV will be trialed in South Africa later this year after meeting the criteria needed to prove it could help fight...

More than 130 people arrested in connection with vaccine scandal

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It was recently revealed that a large quantity of improperly stored or expired vaccines had allegedly been sold in more than 20 provincial-level...
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Vaccine Investigators Uncover Fraud Wholesalers

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The China Food and Drug Administration has given local authorities until Friday to find out who the real buyers of the vaccines were. It...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

Scientists Compete To Develop Vaccine For Zika

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Brazil, the center of the endemic, has been scaling up its efforts, including mobilizing troops, to curb the spread of Zika since it declared...
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Obama US$1.8bn to fight Zika

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Zika, spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean, has been linked to severe birth defects in Brazil and public health officials'...
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Kenya confirms arrival of TB vaccine

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Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr. Nicholas Muraguri said the BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guerin) vaccine that protects children against TB is effective in...
poultry production

Poultry farmers cautioned against the use of vaccines

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Dr. Anthony Akunzule, a Director at the Veterinary Services Department (VSD), told them that applying the wrong vaccines would produce bad results. ...
Pharmacy

FDA,GHS collaborate to fight drug safety

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The Head of Safety Monitoring Department of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Mr. George Sabblah, has highlighted the need for a stronger Pharmacovigilance...

Tanzania Scores 90 Percent For Its Efforts in Newborns Vaccination

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Hailing Tanzania on the achievement in his assessment on investment in Immunisation Information in Tanzania, the Director of Vaccine Delivery, within the Global Development...
Ebola deaths topped

Ebola Vaccine Shows Significant Effects

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Ebola deaths topped 10,000 in W/Africa A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection and could transform the way Ebola...
Ebola

Ebola Vaccine trial: Expert says it is not an efficacy trial

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The Head of Research at the Kintampo Health Research Centre and Principal Investigator of the Ebola Vaccine trail, Dr Kwaku Poku Asante says the...

Ebola Vaccine Trial in Ghana: Nationwide Sensitization starts on Wednesday

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Alex Segbefia, Minister of Health The Health Minister, Alex Segbefia, has announced that his Ministry will from Wednesday June 17, 2015 begin a nationwide sensitization...

When is the HIV vaccine coming?

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According to Prof. Anthony Fauci, a director in the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), scientists are more optimistic than before. A breakthrough in...

No useful data has been collected on Ebola vaccine trials

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With Ebola nearly stamped out in West Africa, vaccine trials will probably fail to provide enough useful data on how well they protect...

Final trials bring hope in Child malaria vaccines

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There is no licensed vaccine against malaria anywhere in the world at present But tests on 16,000 children from seven African countries found that booster...
Ebola trial vaccine

Guinea launches trials for Ebola vaccine

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Guinea government and its development partners on Wednesday launched test trials for Ebola vaccine in Coyah prefecture situated about 50 km from the capital...