January 2017 – The Government of Zambia has launched a campaign on Wednesday (January 10) to vaccinate residents of Lusaka against cholera with support from WHO and partners. Two million doses of the oral cholera vaccine from the Gavi-funded global stockpile were delivered to the southern African country in January, enough to immunize 1 million people.
By Lilian Namagembe Kampala — The yellow fever vaccination card has become the second most important document after the passport for travellers in Uganda. This is especially since March 2016 when half a dozen suspected cases of the yellow fever disease were reported in the Masaka area. Travellers coming in or leaving Uganda are now […]
The holidays are a popular time for international travel. Keep your family happy and healthy by watching out for these travel health risks this holiday season: Zika is still a risk in many destinations and can be spread through mosquito bites and sex. Find out if Zika is a risk at your destination and take steps to protect yourself and […]
1 DECEMBER 2017 | GENEVA – The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever has provided 1.4 million vaccine doses for an immunization campaign that starts on Saturday (2 December) to help control an ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria. The Government of Nigeria, supported by World Health Organization and partners, is expected […]
Yellow fever is a viral haemorrhagic disease caused by a virus transmitted to humans via an aedes mosquito bite or to humans from primate reservoir via a forest mosquito species. Hundreds continue to flock to Nelson Mandela stadium at Namboole in Wakiso for free yellow fever vaccines as National medical stores (NMS). The vaccination exercise […]