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Half of children born in Ho are not immunised – Dr. Djokoto
Dr Djokoto, Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Services, said although diseases such as polio and measles have been eradicated, the Ho Municipal authorities were sitting on a health time bomb and risked seeing outbreaks once again due to negligence. He said vaccinations were vital in warding off diseases and charged local health authorities to take the immunisation programme seriously and improve public sensitization of health risks
May 2, 2017
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
Vaccines may be the way forward for malaria eradication in India
Dr Dharminder Nagar, MD of Paras Healthcare, writes an opinion article for Business Standard in which he outlines a 5-point agenda to take immunization programmes across India to the next level
May 23, 2017