Few in measles hit Madagascar can afford vaccine
23 March 2019 | 9:06 am
Few in measles hit Madagascar can afford vaccine.
31 Oct 2022
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On August 29, a young albino child was kidnapped and his 21-year-old mother murdered in the remote village of Ambatolampy in south-eastern Madagascar. Recent years have seen a rise in murders of Albinos on the island, with their body parts often used in rituals and ceremonies. The crime triggered a local riot, with an angry mob storming the local police station to kill the apprehended suspects.
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The region's worst drought in decades has left residents of the Toliara region in dire need of food and water. The region in the southern part of the island is bracing for difficult times due to anticipated low rainfall.
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25 Dec 2022
India's financial hub Mumbai is battling to contain a post-COVID surge in measles. Health officials partly blame a disruption to immunization programs which has resulted in many children missing measles vaccine doses.
Tanzania has increased its nationwide measles vaccination drive to prevent outbreaks among its population. The move by the East African nation comes after the World Health Organization warned the virus is becoming a global threat.
Heavy rainfall that followed the landfall of Tropical Storm Cheneso in Madagascar has killed 16 people and left 17 missing, the government's Office for Risk and Disaster Management said.
Scientists in Brazil are hopeful that a campaign to vaccinate endangered monkeys against yellow fever could save them from extinction. The last outbreak of the disease decimated the population of highly vulnerable golden lion tamarin monkeys.
A keenly-watched malaria vaccine from Oxford University has secured its first approval, in Ghana, as the African country ramps up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
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