Uganda:Health Facilities Run Out of Polio, Rotavirus Vaccines
[Monitor] Kampala -Parents are struggling to have their children immunised against polio and rotavirus after most health facilities in the country reported stock-outs of both vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan:Sudan Launches Anti-Polio Campaign to Vaccinate 3 Million Children
[Focac] Khartoum -Sudan's Ministry Health has launched a polio vaccination campaign targeting around 3 million children nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Over 20,000 Children in Lamu County Get Anti-Polio Vaccine
[Nation] Lamu County has achieved 106 per cent reach of children immunized against polio in the just-concluded first phase of the campaign targeting those below five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mandera Polio Jab Drive Targets Over 200,000 Children
[Nation] At least 205,000 children under the age of five years will receive the polio vaccine in a campaign that has begun in Mandera County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Counties Target Two Million Children in Polio Vaccination Drive
[Nation] The Lamu County Health department is targeting at least 21,217 children under the age of five years for polio immunization campaign starting Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why polio outbreaks are returning in unexpected places
With the world on the brink of polio eradication, the same oral vaccine used to stamp out the virus also might be behind rare outbreaks of the disease. Experts weigh in on what that means for ongoing eradication efforts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why polio outbreaks keep coming back in unexpected places
With the world on the brink of polio eradication, the same oral vaccine used to stamp out the virus also might be behind rare outbreaks of the disease. Experts weigh in on what that means for ongoing eradication efforts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Basics QUIZ: Which has killed more people, measles or the measles vaccine?
(Natural News) Surely you are paranoid about infectious diseases. You’ve seen horrific pictures of children with poliomyelitis, mumps, and even smallpox. You’ve heard that the science is “settled” as far as vaccines go, and that they are one hundred percent safe and effective. You’ve also never seen any media coverage of vaccine side effects or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus – Papua New Guinea
On 21 May 2018, the regional polio reference laboratory reported to WHO the isolation of vaccine derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1) from a child with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The onset of the child ’s paralysis occurred on 24 April 2018. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Modified Polio Vaccine Extends Lives in U.S. Brain Cancer Study Modified Polio Vaccine Extends Lives in U.S. Brain Cancer Study
Some 21% of patients with advanced brain cancer treated with a modified polio vaccine were alive after three years, compared with 4% of patients with similar tumors who received standard therapies, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Modified polio vaccine extends lives in U.S. brain cancer study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some 21 percent of patients with advanced brain cancer treated with a modified polio vaccine were alive after three years, compared with 4 percent of patients with similar tumors who received standard therapies, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Polio Virus Could Help Treat Brain Cancer. Here ’s How
The idea that viruses may be co-opted to do good rather than harm isn’t entirely new; researchers have been attempting to harness the power of viruses and bacteria for more than a century. Vaccines are the shining example of using bad bugs to do good in priming the immune system to fight disease. But disease-causing viruses aren’t always easy to corral, and attempts to use them to activate the immune system against things other than fellow bacteria and viruses — including cancer, for example — have not been so successful. There is only one approved virus-based treatment for cancer, which uses herpes...
Source: TIME: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

mSakhi Is Changing Everything for This Community Health Worker and Her Clients in Rural India
June 25, 2018Digital health  empowers Lalita to provide better antenatal care—and to keep up with her children.Lalita Chauhan starts her day early to the sound of an alarm from her phone. A couple of years ago, she could not have imagined starting her day in such a high-tech way, much less owning a smartphone.As an ASHA (or accredited social health activist) in rural India, Lalita and other community health workers are benefitting from the country ’s Digital India initiative, whereby the national government is transitioning paper-based services to digital platforms to make public services more accessi...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FACT CHECK: Daily Caller claims lack of vaccines is causing a return of polio to Venezuela ... but so far the grand total is just ONE patient
(Natural News) Venezuela’s crumbling socialized healthcare system has been making headlines as the government has struggled to dole out the funds being demanded for vaccines. Propagandists are already inciting outrage, claiming that low vaccination rates in the South American nation will lead to epidemics of disease. In a recent piece that smacks of pro-vaccine fake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio reported in Venezuela for first time in nearly 30 years
An unnamed child, with no history of vaccinations, from the poverty-ridden  Delta Amacuro state has been diagnosed with the condition. The last case of polio in Venezuela was reported in 1989. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana:New Juaben Municipal Health Directorate Introduces Inactive Polio Vaccine Into Routine Immunization
[Ghana Govt.] The New Juaben Municipal Health Directorate, in collaboration with the Regional Health Directorate, has launched the introduction of the Inactive Polio Vaccine (IPV) into routine immunization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Single-Injection Inactivated Polio Vaccine Immunogenic in Rats Single-Injection Inactivated Polio Vaccine Immunogenic in Rats
A new, stabilized single-injection inactivated polio vaccine elicits neutralizing immune responses in rats, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?
By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, author of The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (out now on Simon & Schuster) It’s clear to me, as a public health doctor and journalist, that there have been fewer news stories on the opioid epidemic in recent months, in print, online, and on the radio and TV. While I don’t have a major survey to point to, my work demands that I pay attention to this epidemic and the stories written about it — and that I encourage others to take it seriously as well. Have we grown numb to the people who are dying every day? To the families thrown into...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health opioid epidemic Simon & Schuster Source Type: news

MIT researchers devise single-injection delivery method for polio vaccine
Photo courtesy of MIT Although most of the world is protected from the polio virus thanks to a vaccine developed decades ago, some countries remain vulnerable to the disease thanks to challenges posed by a vaccine that requires repeat dosing. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology want to change that with a nanoparticle vaccine that can deliver multiple doses of the therapy in a single injection. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery News. The post MIT researchers devise single-injection delivery method for polio vaccine appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Massachusetts Institute of Technology Source Type: news

Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn ’ t Declaring Victory Yet
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MEHER AHMAD Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Baluchistan (Pakistan) Viruses Source Type: news

The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles
Her cells are responsible for the polio vaccine, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization to name a few. But for a long time most of the public didn't know her contribution to modern medicine. Neither did she because her cells were harvested without her consent. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Imams, Royalty and Family Celebrations are Wiping Out Polio in Nigeria
Ramlatu Musaa never met the Emir of Kano State in northern Nigeria. Of course, Ramlatu Musaa hasn’t met a lot of people. She’s only about a week old, born in Kano on April 29, 2018, and yet in some ways, the Emir may have helped saved her life. Two years ago, the polio vaccine was available in Nigeria, but it was still frequently rejected by families. Stray rumors continued to circulate that it was unsafe, able to sicken children and render them infertile. So before one of that year’s national vaccination campaigns began, the Emir—a hereditary leader descended from a ruling family—appeared at ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Kano Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

How Imams, Royalty and Family Celebrations are Wiping Out Polio in Nigeria
Ramlatu Musaa never met the Emir of Kano State in northern Nigeria. Of course, Ramlatu Musaa hasn’t met a lot of people. She’s only about a week old, born in Kano on April 29, 2018, and yet in some ways, the Emir may have helped saved her life. Two years ago, the polio vaccine was available in Nigeria, but it was still frequently rejected by families. Stray rumors continued to circulate that it was unsafe, able to sicken children and render them infertile. So before one of that year’s national vaccination campaigns began, the Emir—a hereditary leader descended from a ruling family—appeared at ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Kano Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

How Nigeria ’s Start-Stop Immunization Battle Is Winning the War to Eradicate Polio in Africa
The 50 million doses of polio vaccine stored in laboratory refrigerators all over Nigeria had a big weekend planned for them. If things had gone as intended, on Saturday morning, May 5, all of the little vials would have been trucked, flown, biked, walked around the all 36 states of the nation – to be delivered to every single one of the 49,882,036 known Nigerian children under 5 years old. But, as things developed, an outbreak of circulating virus in one region of the country upended those plans for routine immunization, replacing them for now with a crisis response in the affected area. The 50 million doses will in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Abuja Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Nigeria onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Scare as Researchers Find Traces of Polio Virus in Eastleigh
[Nairobi News] The government is on a high alert after experts from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported finding traces of a vaccine-derived polio virus in environmental samples from Eastleigh, Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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

Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication - Worldwide, 2016-2017
In 2017, 22 wild poliovirus cases were reported from two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan), the fewest number ever reported globally. Polio cases caused by circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses increased from four in 2016 to 96 in 2017 because of large outbreaks in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pakistan Launches Countrywide Polio Eradication Drive Pakistan Launches Countrywide Polio Eradication Drive
Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive on Monday to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Angola:Vaccination Drive to Target 13 Million Children
[ANGOP] Luanda -Thirteen million children are being vaccinated against measles, rubella and poliomyelitis across the country, during a campaign started Monday, Angop has learnt from official sources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Minister Calls for Joining Polio Immunisation Campaign
[ANGOP] Gabela -Parents and guardians have been urged to take their children to the vaccination posts to ensure that they get polio, measles and rubella immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive on Monday to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pakistan launches new polio vaccination drive
Pakistani official says new polio vaccination drive launched across country, seeking to reach 38.7 million children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 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

Chad:Fight Against Polio in Chad, Nigeria - Aliko Dangote, Bill Gates Join Forces
[Cameroon Tribune] The billionaires are funding and promoting routine vaccination to kick out the virus for good. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

60 years later, scientist says work on polio vaccine topped his career
Sixty years after he helped mass produce the polio vaccine in England, Alex Kanarek of Rockwood, Ont. is celebrating news from the World Health Organization that the disease could soon be a thing of the past. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Why Flu Outbreaks Have Been the Worst in Nearly a Decade
The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s vaccine. The current shot is just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better. “There has to be a wholesale change to how we make the flu vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Ce...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone
A health worker marks a boy’s finger with ink to show that he has been vaccinated against measles in India’s Gujarat State. Credit: UNICEF/UNI133530/PietrasikBy Bjorn LomborgCOPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there’s a global “inequality crisis,” but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years. The best data on this comes from Professor Branko Milanovic, formerly of the World Bank, now at City University of New York. His research sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bjorn Lomborg Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Inequity Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigerian Vaccination Campaigns May Be Threatened By New Round of Rumours
[The Conversation Africa] When a rumour surfaced in 2003 that Nigeria's polio vaccine was possibly being contaminated with anti-fertility agents a boycott of the vaccine ensued and the country's polio immunisation campaign was dealt a heavy blow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PharmaJet touts needle-free tech for polio vaccine administration
PharmaJet touted results today from a study evaluating its needle-free injection technology as a way to administer the poliovirus vaccine. The company reported that its Tropis device was a more efficient way to give the vaccine compared to a needle and syringe – the average preparation and administration time was up to 70% faster for those using the needle-free device. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post PharmaJet touts needle-free tech for polio vaccine administration appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development PharmaJet Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Fighters in Pakistan
The country had just eight polio cases last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter won ’ t derail vaccinations, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan
The country had just eight cases of polio last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter will not derail vaccination efforts, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe 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

Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization
Anupdated Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. In Europe, 11,316 cases of measles were reported during 2012, and an estimated four to 50 million symptomatic cases of flu occur each year.Reminders can be sent to patients, parents or guardians, or whole populations when vaccines are due, either because ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Bill Gates Thinks These 6 Innovations Could Change the World
When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, and Grace Hopper’s compiler. What will the next great invention to transform history? Here are a few innovations that I think are worth watching. Better Vaccine Storage Vaccines have saved millions of lives around the world, but they spoil if they aren’t stored at the right temperature. A group of inventors from Global Good in Seattle have created an innovative new refrigerator called the MetaFridge. It stays cold enough to keep vac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Gates Tags: Uncategorized Innovation Optimist Source Type: news

Kenya:Country Staring at Health Crisis as Children Miss Vaccination
[Nation] Elizabeth Auma's baby was six-months-old and was due for a polio vaccine when nurses went on strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news