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Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths

KAMPALA – Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.

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Fight against Ebola epidemic far from over as virus mutates

Though the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 8,000 individuals in West Africa is finally slowing down, reports that the disease has mutated have left many ion the continent worried about future outbreaks.

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WHO approves vaccine for routine infant immunisation

African countries could benefit from routine immunisation with an effective and safe meningitis A vaccine for infants younger than a year old following its approval by the WHO.

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Blood from Ebola survivors tested as short-term treatment option

An international research consortium led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine will assess whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors could help infected patients to fight off the disease. If proven effective, this straightforward intervention could be scaled up in the short term and provide an urgently needed treatment option for patients in West Africa. continue reading »

Guinea: Pointing microphones against Ebola

Brussels – As the world nervously watches the Ebola outbreak from afar, local media in Guinea work around the clock in precarious environments to make sure the population remains informed. A vital force against the crisis, these journalists need funding and international support to step up against the virus.

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Morphine Kills Pain but its Price Kills Patients

It took Gily Ncube’s daughters two weeks to sell enough chickens to raise the 18 dollars needed to buy the morphine tablets their mother takes every four hours.

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