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Malaria vaccine big advance against major child killer

Malaria vaccine big advance against major child killer

Health & Wellbeing
A cheap malaria vaccine that can be produced on a massive scale has been recommended for use by the World Health Organization (WHO). The vaccine has been developed by the University of Oxford and is only the second malaria vaccine to be developed. Malaria kills mostly babies and infants, and has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity. There are already agreements in place to manufacture more than 100 million doses a year. It has taken more than a century of scientific effort to develop effective vaccines against malaria. The disease is caused by a complex parasite, which is spread by the bite of blood-sucking mosquitoes. It is far more sophisticated than a virus as it hides from our immune system by constantly shape-shifting inside the human body. That makes it har...
COVID-19 vaccination: Parliament select Committee on Health embarks on nationwide campaign to get all Ghanaians vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccination: Parliament select Committee on Health embarks on nationwide campaign to get all Ghanaians vaccinated

Ghana News, International
The Parliamentary Select Committee on Health is to embark on a nationwide campaign to sensitise the citizenry about COVID-19 vaccination. The sensitisation exercise scheduled to kick start next week is aimed at whipping up the interest of the people, especially in the rural communities to go for the vaccines and also to clear misconceptions and myths associated with COVID-19 vaccines. The campaign by the Health Committee of Parliament has also become necessary following the low patronage of the COVID-19 vaccination across the country. Rationale Addressing journalists at the Parliament House today, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, the chair of the Health Committee of Parliament, Dr Nana Ayew Afriyie said the committee decided to embark on the nationwide campaign following misconceptio...
Fully vaccinated travellers into Ghana will not take PCR tests from country of embarkation – Akufo-Addo

Fully vaccinated travellers into Ghana will not take PCR tests from country of embarkation – Akufo-Addo

Ghana News, International
From Monday, March 28, fully vaccinated travellers into the country will not take PCR tests from the country of embarkation to allow them entry into the country through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). President Akufo-Addo who announce this during his 28th national address on measures to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic said these visitors will not be tested on arrival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ5UDF2BlzM “Citizens and foreign residents in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated, would, however, need to provide a negative PCR test result of not more than 48-hours, will undergo an antigen test upon arrival at KIA, and will be offered vaccination there. “Ghana’s Foreign Missions have been instructed to make vaccination a requirement for visa acquisition,” he added. ...
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