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

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

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

Dr.-Wondimagegnehu-Alemu  Meningitis: 33 dead in Niger, Sokoto to immunise 2m, WHO provides vaccine Dr

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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