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Samoa measles death toll hits 70, UN sends aid | Health

Samoa´s government said the mobile vaccination teams had succeeded in ensuring 90 percent of the 200,000-strong population was immunised, up from around 30 percent when the epidemic began in mid-October. Photo: File APIA: A devastating measles outbreak has continued to spread in Samoa, with the death toll reaching 70, as …

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Pakistan to host Global Health Summit starting Dec 24 | Health

Pakistan will be conducting the Silver Jubilee and 10th Global Convention from December 24. Photo: Youtube  KARACHI: United States-based organisation Medics International (MI) is set to organise its “Silver Jubilee and 10th Global Convention” in Pakistan starting December 24. A United Nations accredited body, the MI focuses on medical academia, global …

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EU bans pesticides – SUCH TV

European Union is banning a controversial pesticide linked to developmental problems in humans by 2020. The commission, the EU’s powerful regulator, had proposed for non-renewal of the chemical agent following an assessment by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) that had confirmed “risks to human health”. Eight EU countries have …

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National Strategic Advisory Group on Polio Eradication

With the consultation of Prime Minister, government has constituted the National Strategic Advisory Group on Polio Eradication and Immunisation. The body will be led by Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza and includes former focal person on polio eradication Shahnaz Wazir Ali and Senator Ayesha …

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Vaccines prevent children from harm

All types of vaccines are safe for children, especially those that prevent typhoid and polio, advised by medical experts. At a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Friday organised by the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP), Dr Ali Saleem said that doctors were hoping for …

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Stockpiling of Ebola Vaccines – SUCH TV

The global vaccine alliance GAVI had agreed to fund and create a $178 million stockpile of Ebola vaccines for emergency use in outbreaks. The aim is for a global stock of 500,000 doses of vaccine against the deadly haemorrhagic fever, GAVI said in a statement. The stockpiling will start with …

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