Afghanistan: Rapid decline in public health conditions, WHO warns
Healthcare provision is deteriorating fast in Afghanistan, the UN health agency warned on Wednesday, with cases of measles and diarrhoea shooting up, and polio becoming a “major risk”.
Condition: Diarrhoea Interventions: Drug: altSonflex Placebo; Biological: altSonflex1-2-3 Dose C; Biological: altSonflex1-2-3 Dose B; Biological: altSonflex1-2-3 Dose A; Biological: GSK's Meningococcal A, C, Y and W-135 conjugate vaccine; Combination Product: GSK's Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoi d and acellular pertussis vaccine; Combination Product: GSK's Poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine; Combination Product: Sanofi Pasteur's Typhoid Vi polysaccharide vaccine; Biolo...
In 2015, world leaders agreed to a new development plan —a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Expanding access to immunisation is crucial to achieving the SDGs.1,2 Not only do vaccinations prevent the suffering and death associated with infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, whooping cough, measles, and polio, they also help enable national priorities like education and economic development to take hold.
A child receives an oral polio vaccine in Peshawar, Pakistan. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS.By Andy HazelUNITED NATIONS, Dec 30 2016 (IPS)Childhood immunisation is one of the safest and most cost-effective health interventions available, yet many of the world’s most vulnerable children continue to miss out.A World Health Organisation report entitled State of inequality: childhood immunisation was released last week. While the report is mostly good news, immunisation rates are up and many countries have eradicated diseases entirely, a large population of children remain unimmunised.To better reach these children th...
[Foroyaa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in the Gambia, Dr. Charles Segun Moses, has said that immunization prevents between 2 and 3 million deaths every year.He added that it protects children not only against diseases for which vaccines have been available for many years, such as diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles, but also against diseases such as pneumonia and rotavirus diarrhoea, 2 of the biggest killers of children under five.