Tag: africa

Malawi’s Lions build trust to tackle measles & rubella

Maike Bildhauer, Media & Communications Consultant

In June this year the government of Malawi, UNICEF and WHO conducted nationwide immunisation campaign to protect children from measles and rubella. Nearly 8 million children were to receive the vaccine – a major target which could not have been achieved without massive social mobilisation.

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Maseray Coker (right), lead mother in Waterloo community, Sierra Leone

“I have about 30 mothers that I teach about how to care for their children and take them for immunisation, so that they will not be sick. There are some mothers, who will tell you ‘I have to pick my vegetables, I have things to do, I won’t be able to go’ so I ask them to give me the child and give me the health...

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This week in vaccines: 29th January 2017

Pneumococcal vaccines – which prevent a key cause of pneumonia – were in the spotlight this week as discussion renewed around their role fighting superbugs, and the global partners Pfizer and Gavi marked the delivery of more than 250 million of these vaccines to lower income...

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Lions of Zambia campaign for @Vaccines

This week @Vaccines is curated by the Zambian Lions, in collaboration with Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. LCIF and Gavi have partnered since 2013 to protect children in the world’s poorest countries, chiefly through the support provided by the millions of volunteer members – or “Lions” – that LCIF has around the...

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