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Vaccine hesitancy and prolongation of a pandemic

Covid-19 Vaccine

In the wake of unprecedented times like the one the world has witnessed in recent times, the novel coronavirus changed the world significantly, and the story of how the world “shut down” would be one that generations to come would hear of. The tales, the myths, the trials and the triumphs. The spread of this virus grew exponentially, and the ...

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Guterres renews call for global vaccination campaign as COVID-19 clocks 1

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, March 11, 2021 renewed his call for a global vaccination campaign as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic clocked one year. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres In a statement, Guterres stated that equity in vaccine distribution represented the “greatest moral test of our times”. It was on March 11, 2020 that the World Health Organisation (WHO) ...

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WHO lists achievements, says vaccination no guarantee of COVID-19 eradication

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed some of its achievements in combating COVID-19 in 2020, noting that vaccination is no guarantee of virus eradication. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, said this at the last COVID-19 press conference of the ...

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One in 10 infants didn’t receive vaccinations in 2016 – UN

Polio immunisation

Worldwide, 12.9 million infants, nearly one in 10, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) immunisation estimates. This means, critically, that these infants missed the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases. Additionally, an estimated 6.6 million ...

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Meningitis: 33 dead in Niger, Sokoto to immunise 2m, WHO provides vaccine


Thirty-three people have died from the Cerebrol Spinal Meningitis in Niger State out of the 116 suspected cases recorded, an official disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, April 14, 2017. Executive Director of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Yahaya Na’uzo, said nine persons died from the type C meningitis, while the remaining 24 died ...

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