Vaccination

Kenya After weeks of flooding, the people of Tana Delta Region are still in urgent need of food, shelter, access to clean drinking water and medical services, MSF is calling for more concerted efforts to provide food and other basic items to the hundreds of people displaced by the floods...
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MSF teams have just completed a preventive cholera vaccination campaign in and around the refugee camps in Maban County, South Sudan. 105,000 refugees in four camps and 27,500 residents of the area were vaccinated, with the aim of preventing possible cholera cases. With the cooperation of the South...
65,082 children, aged 6 months to 15 years, in the region of Bunyakiri (in South Kivu, DRC) have been vaccinated against measles by MSF teams in the last month. The campaign had to be briefly suspended in the north of the region due to the volatile situation of security in the area where several...
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Governments meeting at the World Health Organization’s Executive Board (WHO EB) this week must seize the opportunity to improve serious shortcomings in the document that will drive the global community’s vaccines response in the next few years. If they fail to do so, key reasons why children...
The first phase of a yellow fever vaccination campaign, targeting 2.2 million people in the region of Darfur, ended on December 4, 2012. Launched by the Sudanese health authorities, the international, medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) brought medical and logistical...
Rotavirus is an important cause of life-threatening diarrhoea in Africa but available vaccines may not be the best adapted. Research presented at the 7th African Rotavirus Symposium by Epicentre, the epidemiological research arm of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other African researchers...
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Measles is a major killer in Somalia and it’s easily preventable. Vaccination - with high coverage and proper vaccine management - is critical to saving lives in Somalia. MSF asks all authorities to support emergency vaccination programmes throughout Somalia. Khadijo came to the Médecins Sans...
More than 150,000 people are currently being vaccinated near Conakry, the capital of Guinea, where a cholera epidemic has broken out. For the first time, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a cholera outbreak in Africa by carrying out a mass vaccination campaign. In Guinea, MSF team is...
“Vaccine prices need to come down so that as many children as possible in developing countries can be protected from killer diseases. For that to happen, we need make sure through price transparency, among other safeguards, that pharmaceutical companies are offering the best deal they can. “ -...
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