A nationwide vaccination effort in Mozambique helped to slash the number of reported cases of measles in Mozambique in 2008, Health Minister Ivo Garrido said Wednesday when addressing the country’s parliament, Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique/allAfrica.com reports.
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African Health Advocates Meet In Kenya To Discuss Need for Governments To Improve Basic Healthcare Services
Health advocates at a civil society meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, called for African governments to improve access to basic health care, IRIN reports.
According to a report released Tuesday by Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF), “Zimbabweans continue to cross the border [into South Africa] every day, legally and illegally, in massive numbers as a matter of survival,” AFP/Google.com reports.
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Nigeria Releases 57M Polio Vaccines, Aims To Increase Vaccine Coverage The Nigerian government recently released 57 million doses of the trivalent oral polio vaccine for a nationwide campaign that concluded on Sunday, Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper reports. Additional campaigns are scheduled for July, August and October (Muanya, Guardian, 5/28). The Guardian…