Thursday, 21 March 2019
Uganda introduces new Rotavirus vaccine

With the support of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), Uganda has introduced the Rotavirus vaccine. The Rotavirus vaccine provides protection against one of the leading causes of diarrhoea in children. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 13:45
WHO Western Pacific Region
Outbreak of vaccine-derived Polio virus in Papua New Guinea

An outbreak of Polio linked with a vaccine-derived polio (VDPV) virus strain has been reported in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea. The news comes after a successful 2016 global switch from trivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) to bivalent OPV together with the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)  to prevent VDPV.  Polio vaccine coverage in Morobe Province has been previously reported to be low. The news are  very concerning globally and more so to a country that had been certified polio-free for 18 years ( since 2000). The polio outbreak underscores the importance of maintaining high vaccine coverage at all times.

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 14:30
World Health Organization
Historic Cholera vaccine drive in Africa!

Cholera outbreaks across Africa has prompted the largest cholera vaccination drive in history.

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 May 2018 - 16:00
HPV vaccine
Tanzania and Zimbabwe tackle cervical cancer

Tanzania and Zimbabwe have become the 7th and 8th African countries, respectively, to introduce the vaccine against cervical cancer

Publication Date:
Sun, 13 May 2018 - 16:45