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Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi
Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi
4/23/2019 4:02:48 AM
WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.
California Residents Learn About Cyclosporiasis and Exposure Risks to the Parasite That Causes the Condition
California Residents Learn About Cyclosporiasis and Exposure Risks to the Parasite That Causes the Condition
4/11/2019 2:26:49 PM
Just last summer, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a  Health Advisory  after an increase in cases of cyclosporiasis was detected in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hospital Patients Die After Contracting Fungal Infection Linked to Pigeon Droppings
Hospital Patients Die After Contracting Fungal Infection Linked to Pigeon Droppings
4/4/2019 10:29:44 AM
The Guardian  published a report earlier this year about the deaths of two hospital patients in Scotland. The two are believed to have become infected after inhaling a type of fungus known as  Cryptococcus.
APHIS Proposes Criteria for Recognizing Livestock Compartments
APHIS Proposes Criteria for Recognizing Livestock Compartments
4/4/2019 8:15:26 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing criteria that will be used to evaluate and recognize livestock compartments in other countries.
Ebola Epidemic in DRC Reaches 1,000 Cases
Ebola Epidemic in DRC Reaches 1,000 Cases
3/26/2019 2:32:10 PM
As the Ebola epidemic in DRC reaches the tragic milestone of over 1,000 cases, the global organization Mercy Corps warns that without drastic action, there is no end in sight for this crisis.
TB-Speed Project Launches Tuberculosis Screening in Children With Severe Pneumonia
TB-Speed Project Launches Tuberculosis Screening in Children With Severe Pneumonia
3/26/2019 1:03:41 PM
In commemoration of the World TB Day, the TB-Speed team is pleased to announce that its Pneumonia study has been launched in six countries: Cambodia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia.
Oxfam Distributing Emergency Aid to Cyclone Idai Survivors in Malawi and Mozambique
Oxfam Distributing Emergency Aid to Cyclone Idai Survivors in Malawi and Mozambique
3/26/2019 11:24:26 AM
In Mozambique, 470 family kits were distributed through Oxfam’s partner organization, AJOAGO, in displacement camps in Estaquinha and Guara Guara in the district of Buzi - an area currently accessible only by boats or helicopter, and still without functional communication systems.

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