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Fears Of Global Yellow Fever Epidemic Grow As Vaccine Stocks Dwindle

Fears Of Global Yellow Fever Epidemic Grow As Vaccine Stocks Dwindle

A last-ditch effort to prevent yellow fever spreading through Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and potentially developing into a global epidemic is to be launched using vaccines containing a fifth of the normal dose because the global stockpile is so low. Yellow fever is frequently lethal, killing half of those who develop […]

Health officials race to prevent Congo yellow fever disaster

Health officials race to prevent Congo yellow fever disaster

It is the stuff of a disaster movie: an outbreak of yellow fever in Congo’s capital city, full of unvaccinated people mostly huddled together in slums with too few drains and the kind of sticky, fetid climate that mosquitoes love. Kinshasa’s 12 million people – twice as many as there are doses of yellow fever […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Government Launches Vaccination Campaign Against Yellow Fever

Congo-Kinshasa: Government Launches Vaccination Campaign Against Yellow Fever

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will begin a campaign next month to vaccinate 11.6 million people against yellow fever after an epidemic was declared in the capital. Health Minister Felix Kabange said the campaign will begin July 20 and will aim to vaccinate everyone in the capital of Kinshasa except children under nine […]

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa strain global vaccine stockpile – WHO

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) says, even though they are equipped currently to deal with ongoing outbreaks, the disease in three African countries has placed a huge strain on vaccine supply. According to the WHO, ‘‘yellow fever outbreaks in Angola, DRC & Uganda are placing unprecedented demands on vax supply for emergency vaccination campaigns,’‘ hence […]

Investing In ​​Health Is Not​ Cheap, But It Is Not A Luxury Either

Investing In ​​Health Is Not​ Cheap, But It Is Not A Luxury Either

While Ebola, Zika and yellow fever may seem like distant threats to most people living in the developed world, the lessons from these global crises should resonate across health services in all countries. At the G7 meeting in Ise-Shima, Japan, and the world health assembly in Geneva this week, world leaders and health policymakers have […]