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From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

People can ’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds
Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America’s polio epidemic in the 1950s, when it was paralyzing thousands and killing at least 3,000 a year. They have prevented the deaths of millions worldwide from diseases such as diphtheria, smallpox, measles and tetanus. And yet many people are reluctant to get their shots […]Related:In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad ideaAs controversial ‘abortion reversal’ laws increase, researcher says new data shows protocol can workA woman s...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen High-Level Pledging Event
Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, As we have heard from many speakers today, three years of war in Yemen have led to the world ’s largest humanitarian crisis and one of its most severe food crises. It has also resulted in the world’s largest cholera epidemic, a major diphtheria outbreak, and the virtual collapse of the nation’s health system. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Speech [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?
Beyond annual flu shots, federal health officials say older adults need protection against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But many grown-ups aren't getting vaccinated.(Image credit: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

What ’s Behind the Diphtheria Outbreak in Bangladesh?
VideoWhat ’s Behind the Diphtheria Outbreak in Bangladesh?February 26, 2018MSF has now treated more than 4,000 people for diphtheria since December 2017, according to Carla Pla, project medical director for an MSF hospital in Cox's Bazar, inBangladesh. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees are living in camps in this area.    (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Diphtheria: Clinical Management of Respiratory Diphtheria
World Health Organization. 12/2017 This course is for clinicians who will be or are caring for patients with respiratory diphtheria during outbreaks in vulnerable settings, such as in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. It is also applicable to clinicians working in settings that share similar challenges due to limited laboratory capacity, limited availability of treatment facilities, limited number of trained staff, and limitations in medications, medical supplies, and supportive care. It discusses how to recognize patients with respiratory diphtheria, and give antitoxin and antibiotics safely to appropriate patients. (Video or Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Measles vaccine increases child survival beyond protecting against measles
(Frontiers) Analysis of more than 38,000 children in Ghana shows that all-cause mortality is significantly lower in children who received the measles vaccine after the third diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. The study adds to growing evidence that, when administered in the WHO recommended sequence, measles vaccination provides non-specific benefits to child survival. The findings have implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing child mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: “We Should Not Be Seeing Cases of Diphtheria”
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: “We Should Not Be Seeing Cases of Diphtheria”January 29, 2018A diphtheria outbreak is raging in the refugee camps in the Cox ’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya people have settled after fleeing violence and persecution across the border in Myanmar. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor Rosie Burton recently returned from Bangladesh, where she spent one month working in a diphtheria treatment center run by the organization. Here, she describes the situation. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec partners Serum Institute for hexavalent vaccine
The vaccine is a combination of six antigens to protect against six dreaded diseases - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type B and Polio. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccination Ramps Up in Diphtheria-hit Rohingya Refugee Camps Vaccination Ramps Up in Diphtheria-hit Rohingya Refugee Camps
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.N. hopes imports will help stave off famine in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition, to permit continued delivery of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorized four U.S.-funded cranes to operate at Hodeidah port until Friday, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling for the date to be extended to permit continued offloading of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak
There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria
As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diphtheria in Bangladesh: A Disease of the Past Poses a New Threat
MSF doctor Nina Goldman writes from Bangladesh, where an outbreak of diphtheria has struck the makeshift camps that are now home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Diphtheria in Bangladesh: A Disease of the Past Poses a New Threat
Voice from the Field Diphtheria in Bangladesh: A Disease of the Past Poses a New ThreatJanuary 05, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières doctor Nina Goldman is currently inBangladesh, where MSF provides medical care to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboringMyanmar. Here, she describes the diphtheria outbreak that is currently affecting the makeshift camps where refugees have settled. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Suspected diphtheria cases in Yemen near 500: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began in mid-August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Diphtheria Outbreak Threatens Rohingya Refugees
December 22, 2017Diphtheria is re-emerging inBangladesh, where more than 655,000 Rohingya have sought refuge since August 25, fleeing a campaign of targeted violence inMyanmar. As of December 21, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen more than 2,000 suspected cases in its health facilities and the number is rising daily. The majority of patients are between five and 14 years old.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Rohingya at Risk of Diphtheria Face Medic, Antitoxin Shortage Rohingya at Risk of Diphtheria Face Medic, Antitoxin Shortage
Health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has killed nearly two dozen people, aid officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Special Report: In a hospital ward in Yemen, the collapse of a nation
ADEN (Reuters) - Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump of tissue in her throat. Eight days later, she died. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rohingya at risk of deadly diphtheria face shortage of medics, antitoxins
(Reuters) - Health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has killed nearly two dozen people, aid officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: UK medics to help tackle diphtheria
British medical staff are travelling to Bangladesh where diphtheria is affecting refugee camps. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diphtheria – Yemen
Disease outbreak news for diphtheria in yemen (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vaccines to children in Yemen
A plane charted by the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana ’ a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300 people and killed 35. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingyas: Lurching from Crisis to Crisis
Newly arrived Rohingya people wait at an army camp in Sabrang in Teknaf on Nov. 29, 2017 before being shifted to a camp in Cox's Bazar. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 16 2017 (IPS)Ferdous Begum was cleaning her child after he had defecated in the open, using leaves she collected from a nearby tree at Bangladesh’s Teknaf Nature Park. The settlement is packed with Rohingya refugees who fled military persecution in Myanmar since August.“Access to water is terrible here,” Begum said. “We’ve only a couple of hand-dug shallow wells and we don’t get enough wat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh International Organization Source Type: news

War-torn Yemen Faces New Threat Of Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak, Aid Groups Say War-torn Yemen Faces New Threat Of Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak, Aid Groups Say
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Diphtheria – Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh
Disease Outbreak News for Diphtheria in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
Over 300 suspected cases  of diphtheria and 28 deaths have been reported since mid-August; the last reported case was in 1992.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Indonesia Races to Contain Diphtheria Outbreak Ahead of 2018 Asian Games Indonesia Races to Contain Diphtheria Outbreak Ahead of 2018 Asian Games
Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an"extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital ’ s readiness to host the Asian Games next June.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
Press releaseYemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in TattersDecember 12, 2017Hundreds of suspected cases of the disease not seen in Yemen in decades  SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12, 2017—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a suspected outbreak of diphtheria inYemen, where the disease has reemerged as the country's health system is weakened by ongoing war and a blockade on essential goods. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh
A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees from Myanmar. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indonesia races to contain diphtheria outbreak ahead of 2018 Asian Games
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an "extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital ’s readiness to host the Asian Games next June. Diphtheria cases have spiked 42 percent since last year, health officials say, with at least 32 deaths and more than 590 cases recorded across the archipelago, the bulk of them in densely populated Jakarta and neighboring provinces. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign
Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Indonesia fights 'extraordinary' diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunization drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world's fourth most populous country this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox ’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox ’s Bazar (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: diphtheria [subject], corynebacterium diphtheria, diphtheria [subject], corynebacterium diphtheria, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

WHO Fears Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak Among Rohingya Refugees WHO Fears Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak Among Rohingya Refugees
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are at risk from a possible outbreak of diphtheria, the World Health Organization said in a report published on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO fears deadly diphtheria outbreak among Rohingya refugees
GENEVA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are at risk from a possible outbreak of diphtheria, the World Health Organization said in a report published on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO delivers medicines as diphtheria spreads in Yemen
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: diphtheria [subject], corynebacterium diphtheria, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Press release [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news