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Health-e nominated for African Story Challenge award

The Health-e News team’s special investigation into childhood vaccinations has been named as one the top three entries in the African Story Challenge (health category).

Slideshow: Vaccination in South Africa

March 12, 2014
Children's Health   Multimedia   News   Vaccines  

Stock-outs and poor vaccine storage stand between life-saving immunizations and South African children. Take a look as Health-e explores the issue from Pretoria to the Eastern Cape.

Missing babies, missing booster shots

March 12, 2014
Children's Health   News   OurHealth   Vaccines  

While most babies get their first measles vaccination, many miss the second dose as mums struggle to reach far off clinics in the Eastern Cape, say nurses.

School children UNICEF

HPV campaign to focus on girls – for now

Today, the departments of health and basic education have launched a campaign to vaccinate girls nine years and older against cervical cancer but some wonder if the country is not missing the other 50 percent.

Stock-outs, low awareness stymie immunisations

March 11, 2014
Children's Health   OurHealth   Vaccines  

Stock-outs and a lack of trained health workers are just some of what stands between children and vaccines in Mpumalanga where mothers say they also want to know more about immunisation.

Vaccinations are everyone’s business

March 10, 2014
Children's Health   OurHealth   Vaccines  

After a third of the children at Matilda Mothapo’s crèche in Soshanguve outside of Pretoria developed measles, Mothapo said she learned just how important childhood vaccinations are.

Shots in the dark? Vaccinations in South Africa

March 10, 2014
Children's Health   News   Vaccines  

A national Health-e investigation of one of the most basic services – childhood vaccinations – found vaccine stock-outs in clinics and measles cases in major cities.