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from or mentioning Nigeria, West Africa

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Angola celebrates a year without polio

Angola celebrates a year without polio: Angola has made considerable progress against polio by working to improve disease surveillance, increase the quality and coverage of mass polio vaccination c...

10 Aug '12 | Polio | Angola

India records one year without polio cases

India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011. India wa...

12 Jan '12 | Polio | India

Saudi Arabia supports polio eradication in Niger

Despite the major progress made in reducing the number of cases of polio in Niger in 2010, the country remains at high risk due to ongoing transmission in neighboring countries. The Kingdom of Saud...

16 Dec '11 | Polio | Niger

Research reveals how dengue fever virus infects living cells

Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes and infects up to 100 million people each year. People bitten by an infected mosquito first develop a fever, followed by other symptoms such as joint pain, rash ...

12 Oct '10 | Dengue Fever | USA

US Plans to assist with improvements of medical education in Africa

Eleven programmatic awards, largely funded by PEPFAR, will expand and enhance medical education and research training in the field of HIV/AIDS. Eight smaller non-HIV/AIDS awards, funded by the NIH ...

07 Oct '10 | Education | Africa

Global use of rotavirus vaccines recommended

WHO has recommended that rotavirus vaccination be included in all national immunization programmes to provide protection against a virus that is responsible for more than 500 000 diarrhoeal deaths ...

05 Jun '09 | Rotavirus | International

Health ministers to accelerate efforts against drug-resistant TB

Health ministers from countries with the greatest burdens of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have agreed to a series of actions to accelerate efforts to halt and reverse the global epidemic of the...

02 Apr '09 | TB | International

Polio immunisation campaign launched in West Africa

53 million children under 5 yrs are expected to be reached across 8 West African countries in a coordinated polio immunization campaign. The initiative involves 8 countries, namely Benin, Burkina F...

27 Feb '09 | Polio | West Africa

UNITAID, UNICEF and WHO announce massive scale-up in fight against HIV in mothers and children

As the world's leaders and AIDS community gather in Mexico for the biennial global conference on HIV and AIDS, UNITAID, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced an infusion of...

31 Jul '08 | HIV | International

Food worldwide is still far too salty - Report from Warwick University

The world’s food is still far too salty and too many countries are still ignoring the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines on what should be a healthy level of salt in our daily diet commen...

06 Apr '07 | Nutrition | Worldwide

Massive international effort stops polio epidemic across 10 west and central African countries

Public health experts have confirmed that a polio epidemic in ten countries in west and central Africa - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea,...

11 Nov '05 | Polio | Africa

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