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Emergency vaccination to curb measles outbreak in Gauteng

May 15, 2017
OurHealth   Vaccines  

The City of Johannesburg is launching an emergency measles vaccination campaign following after 11 cases of the the illness have been reported in Gauteng.

Polio-free world possible – Gates CEO

May 24, 2016
Children's Health   Vaccines  

Nigeria has been free of polio for an entire year, thanks to an aggressive vaccination policy supported by the Gates Foundation.

BCG vaccine shortage ‘not as grave’

November 12, 2015
Tuberculosis (TB)   Vaccines  

The shortage of the BCG vaccine to protect newborns against TB is “not as grave as has been portrayed in some media quarters”, according to the National Advisory Group on Immunisation (NAGI).

Drug stock outs hit more than one in 10 health facilities

June 11, 2015
News   Pharmaceutical Drugs   Vaccines  

HIV and tuberculosis (TB) drug stock outs have hit about 14 percent of health facilities nationwide in the last nine months, according to a new study released today by civil society coalition the Stop Stock Outs Project.

Vaccinations could save 20 million children in five years

May 23, 2015
Children's Health   Vaccines  

The world could save 20 million children in the next five years with better access to vaccines, according to Wits Reproductive Health Institute Executive Director Helen Rees.

Pneumococcal vaccine cuts hospitalisations by 70 percent

May 7, 2015
Children's Health   Vaccines  

New data shows that South Africa’s expensive pneumococcal vaccine roll out has cut childhood hospitalisations due to meningitis, pneumonia and rotavirus by about 70 percent in just five years, according to Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

Report: The Right Shot – Bringing down barriers to affordable and adapted vaccines

The second edition of this report by international medical humanitarian organisation Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) reviews the prices of 16 vaccines.