The unholy crusade against COVID-19 vaccines
Yep! That’s the number of lives global immunization programs stopped from being prematurely cut shut by infectious diseases, between 2005 and 2010; it is the number of needless deaths that didn’t happen because of the effectiveness
World records 207,500 measles deaths in 2019, amid increases in cases to 869,770 – WHO
Global measles deaths increased by 50 per cent from 2016 to 2019, claiming over 207,500 lives in 2019, WHO said in a statement issued from its headquarters on Thursday in Geneva citing figures from a joint report it published with the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
UNICEF, WHO urge action to avert measles, polio epidemics
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have alerted countries, including Nigeria, to the possibility of major measles and polio epidemics, as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide.
Niger records measles outbreak in 13 LGs
Niger recorded outbreak of measles in 13 local government areas of the state during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Plateau Government laments diversion of attention from measles to COVID-19
The Plateau Government on Friday lamented what it called the diversion of people’s attention from the devastating effects of the deadly Measles disease
FG adds new laboratories for yellow fever, measles, rubella response
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into national yellow fever/measles/rubella laboratory network.
Parents should vaccinate, immunise children to prevent measles
Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 140,000 people worldwide died from measles in 2018.
‘Measles killed 52,600, infected 1.8 million Africans in 2018’
No fewer than 52,600 Africans lost their lives with 1,759,000 others infected by measles in 2018.According to new estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States Centres for Diseases Control and Prevention..
More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide
More than 140,000 people died globally from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States...