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Promoting health through the life course

France to make vaccination mandatory from 2018 as it is 'unacceptable children are still dying o...

Parents in France will be legally obliged to vaccinate their children from 2018, the government has announced. French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said it was “unacceptable” that children are "still dying of measles” in the country where some of the earliest vaccines were pioneered. Three childhood vaccines, for diphtheria, tetanus and polio, are currently mandatory in France. Others, including those against hepatitis and whooping cough, are simply recommended

July 5, 2017
The Independent
July 7, 2017
July 5, 2017

Preparedness, surveillance and response

3 new cases of diphtheria confirmed

Three new cases of diphtheria were confirmed in the district on Monday, while at the same time health authorities reported on three dengue cases and two H1N1 cases

May 23, 2017
The Hindu

Health systems

Sociedad Venezolana de Puericultura y Pediatría: No hay vacunas en el país

Venezuelan health NGOs are sounding the alarm. “There has been no pneumococcal vaccines for two years. In the state of Bolivar there is only 50% coverage for diphtheria vaccines. Three years have gone by since we had chickenpox vaccine and we’ve not had yellow fever vaccine for quite some time. Last year, many children did not receive protection against tuberculosis. Now on top we have malnutrition throughout many parts of the country, we are in crisis”, the healthcare sector NGO said

May 2, 2017
El Nacional
April 28, 2017
Reporte1, Noti Express Color

Communicable diseases

1 in 10 Babies Received No Vaccinations in 2016

Nearly one in 10 infants worldwide, or 12.9 million, received no vaccinations in 2016, the WHO said. Those infants missed the critical first dose of the triple vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. An additional 6.6 million infants who received the first dose didn`t receive the other two doses in the three-dose series last year. "Since 2010, the percentage of children who received their full course of routine immunizations has stalled at 86 percent, with no significant changes in any countries or regions during the past year," WHO said. "This falls short of the global immunization coverage target of 90 percent"

July 17, 2017
VOA News.com, Newsweek, CIDRAP

More pregnant women getting whooping cough vaccine

Babies are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers get vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, and a U.S. study finds that a growing number of women are starting to follow this advice. About 49 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. got the Tdap booster vaccine against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis last year, up from just 27 percent in 2014, the study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found

June 15, 2017