Measles outbreak in Cape Metro district

The Western Cape Department of Health notes today’s alert by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to declare a measles outbreak in the Cape Metro district. Four laboratory-confirmed measles cases have been reported in the Cape Metro district from 24 January 2023 to 17 February 2023. In line with[…]

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WHO provides aid to fight child malnutrition in Yemen

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday announced the start of providing needed aid and medical intervention to around 18,000 Yemeni children suffering illnesses and malnutrition, Anadolu Agency reports. In a statement, WHO said the aid intervention, which is carried out in eight hospitals over a period of nine months, is implemented[…]

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Africa’s role in local covid vaccine production stressed during WHO visit

The importance of building local vaccine production capacity for the African continent has been stressed during a high level visit of World Health Organization (WHO) officials. WHO Director General Doctor Tedros Ghebreyesus and Health Minister Joe Phaahla, along with other delegates, visited Stellenbosch University’s Biomedical Research Institute on Friday afternoon.[…]

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