The World’s First Malaria Vaccine to Be Rolled Out in Ghana, Kenya & Malawi in 2018

Malaria is one of the world’s most deadly diseases even though it is highly preventable and treatable. Malaria causes approximately 881,000 deaths every year, with nine out of ten deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Effective control and treatment of malaria has been very challenging and efforts have been made to reduce the burden of malaria… Read More The World’s First Malaria Vaccine to Be Rolled Out in Ghana, Kenya & Malawi in 2018

Nigeria Finalises Plans to Produce Yellow Fever Vaccines Locally

As part of activities to mark the World Immunisation Week, April 24 to 30, the Federal Government of Nigeria has advanced plans to locally produce essential vaccines in the country and refurbish the moribund in Yaba, Lagos. Also, Nigeria has began the ‘switch’ from using trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine… Read More Nigeria Finalises Plans to Produce Yellow Fever Vaccines Locally

Anti-vaccination Parents Face Jail Time After Uganda Passes New Law

Uganda passed a new law this month targeting parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. “Anti-vaxxers” could face up to six months in prison in the central African nation of Uganda after claims by the Health Minister and others that a growing religious “cult” is preventing parents from having their children immunized. The new law was signed by… Read More Anti-vaccination Parents Face Jail Time After Uganda Passes New Law

This Vaccine Could Help You Quit Smoking

Your immune system would destroy nicotine molecules before they reach your brain. Quitting smoking is really hard—even with the advantage of medication, just 25 percent of people can stay smoke-free for six months. That’s because nicotine, the primary chemical in tobacco that can act as both a stimulant and a sedative, is one of the most addictive… Read More This Vaccine Could Help You Quit Smoking

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Approved

The world’s first malaria vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), setting the stage for a final assessment by the World Health Organisation (WHO) before the drug can be accepted by countries ravaged by the disease. GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical company behind the drug Mosquirix, announced the approval by regulators last week, indicating that… Read More World’s First Malaria Vaccine Approved