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from or mentioning Benin, West Africa
The news articles listed below include information from, about or mentioning Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, formerly Dahomey.
Lassa Fever outbreak in Benin, West Africa
Benin is the latest country in West Africa to be affected by Lassa Fever. Since this recent outbreak there have been four confirmed and 52 suspected cases and 17 people have died. The authorities a...
11 Feb '16 | Lassa Fever | Benin
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...
Campaign against maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)
Although maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a swift and painful killer, it is easily preventable through immunization of women with tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine, which also confers immunity for ...
22 Feb '11 | 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
Floods in West Africa raise major health risks
The destruction of agricultural lands and loss of crops aggravates the food security crisis in the region. Several West African countries are among the 21 worldwide identified by WHO as being most ...
2.5 billion live with poor sanitation facilities
Worldwide, the number of people who lack access to an improved drinking water source (protected from faecal and chemical contamination) has fallen below one billion for the first time since data we...
17 Jul '08 | Sanitation | International