Nigeria has approved a $150 million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Wednesday.

The polio vaccine given to children under the age of five is safe, Kenya Paediatric Association has said.

Says a recent report released by WHO and UNICEF

One of the world’s most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumours.

The Ghana Heath Service (GHS) to introduce a new vaccine into the routine immunization throughout the country at every health facility on June 1, 2018.

Kenya will not be certified polio-free this year as planned as live viruses have been found in sewage samples collected from Nairobi.

The government is on a high alert after experts from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported finding traces of a vaccine-derived p

Vaccination has successfully reduced the burden of infectious diseases worldwide, but stagnating immunization coverage and lack of effective vaccines for many endemic and newly emerging pathogens pose a threat to sustainable global health. In light of World Immunization Week 2018, which highlights the importance of high vaccination coverage, Nature Communications is taking stock of current advances and barriers in vaccine development and distribution. (Editorial)

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CHENNAI: The state government kick-started the second phase of the pulse polio immunisation campaign on Sunday with close to 65 lakh children below the age of five receiving oral form of the vaccin

Kinshasa — THE outbreak of poliovirus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is feared to spread to neighbouring countries as thousands flee the war-torn country.

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