Africa: 20 Million Children Missing Out on Life-Saving Vaccines - UN

[VOA] Two leading UN agencies report nearly 20 million children worldwide--more than one in 10--were not vaccinated against killer diseases, such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018.
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Globally, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and one dose of the measles vaccine has stalled.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
Agency blames war, inequality and complacency for 20 million children missing immunisationA dangerous stagnation in vaccination rates is putting children at risk of preventable diseases around the world, the UN children ’s agency has warned, blaming conflict, inequality and complacency.One in 10 children, totalling 20 million globally, missed out on basic immunisation against the life-threatening infections of measles, diphtheria and tetanus last year, says Unicef.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Global health Vaccines and immunisation United Nations MMR Polio Global development Society World news Source Type: news
More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's fund said on Monday.
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[The Conversation Africa] Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been distributed to millions of children across the world, leading to a massive reduction in illness and death. For example, between 2000 and 2017, it was estimated that global deaths from measles had reduced by about 80% due to vaccination.
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r S Abstract BACKGROUND: Childhood vaccinations reduce morbidity and mortality and are highly cost-effective. They may also protect children from malnutrition and lead to improved child growth. Stunting, wasting and underweight are targets used to monitor progress towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). METHODS: We use data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) covering the period from 1990 to 2017 to estimate the effect of measles vaccination at 12 months of age on stunting, wasting, and underweight. For causal estimation, we use household- and mother-fixed effects, which a...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
We appreciate the commentary from Michaud et al, particularly for pointing out the French vaccine guidelines ’ recommendations for measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, pneumococcal, influenza, and hepatitis A vaccines. In our article,1 we primarily relied on the recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)2 and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA ) guidelines,3 which are mostly in agreement with the French guidelines. We agree with Michaud et al that strengthening the patient-doctor relationship and emphasizing the importance of physicians offering vaccines a...
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
We appreciate the commentary from Michaud et al, particularly for pointing out the French vaccine guidelines ’ recommendations for measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, pneumococcal, influenza, and hepatitis A vaccines. In our article,1 we primarily relied on the recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)2 and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA ) guidelines,3 which are mostly in agreement with the French guidelines. We agree with Michaud et al that strengthening the patient-doctor relationship and emphasizing the importance of physicians offering vaccines a...
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Pediatricians are advised by the Austrian ministry of health to be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcus ...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: We found that most pediatric solid-organ transplant recipients to be appropriately vaccinated. However, vaccination status in household members, especially in parents, was disappointing. PMID: 31050613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
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