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Child health

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Health / Medical

WHO says vaccine patches could revolutionise measles prevention

A vaccine patch could be a safe and effective alternative way to protect young children against measles, a trial by the World Health Organisation in The Gambia has suggested. Dr. Birgit Giersing, team lead at the WHO vaccine product and delivery research unit to UN News that the patches could be a major breakthrough in protecting vulnerable populations from preventable diseases.

todayMay 13, 2024 13

Africa

Health risks at home: a study in six African countries shows how healthy housing saves children’s lives

The WHO has developed guidelines outlining the attributes of healthy housing. These include structural soundness, as well as access to a local community that enables social interactions. Healthy housing protects inhabitants from the effects of disasters, pollution, waste and extreme heat or cold. It provides a feeling of home, including a sense of belonging, security and privacy. Health risks in the home environment are important to think about because of […]

todayMarch 26, 2024 9

Business / Economics

Amidst Ongoing Global Crises, Gates Foundation announces largest annual budget ever: $8.6 Billion in 2024 to save and improve lives

  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced its largest annual budget to date as it works toward the goal of a healthier, more prosperous world for all. With global health budgets in decline overall, a portion of the additional funding will go toward advancing global health innovations that will save and improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, including newborn babies and pregnant mothers […]

todayJanuary 15, 2024 5

Environment

Is prenatal ultrasound causing fetal damage? researcher documents the link

In her compelling book, The Dark Side of Prenatal Ultrasound, researcher and birth advocate Jeanice Barcelo offers “a ground-breaking analysis of the documented facts concerning the dangers of prenatal ultrasound.” She states, “Despite the medical establishment repeating the mantra that ultrasound is ‘just sound waves’ and therefore ‘perfectly safe’ during pregnancy, in truth, ultrasound is based on non-ionizing radiation, and many thousands of studies have confirmed that this type of radiation […]

todayDecember 12, 2023 6

Malaria

Africa

Malaria: two groundbreaking vaccines have been developed, but access and rollout are still big stumbling blocks

By Rose Leke, Université de Yaounde 1 The approval of two malaria vaccines – the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine in 2021 and the R21/Matrix-MTM vaccine in 2023 – will help control, and eventually help eradicate, a disease that causes more than 600,000 deaths annually. Nearly 2 million children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have been vaccinated with the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine. It will be rolled out to more African countries from early next year. […]

todayNovember 23, 2023 3

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