Communicable Diseases

UN-backed campaign to protect nearly a billion people in Africa from yellow fever by 2026

Amid a resurgence of yellow fever outbreaks, the United Nations together with partners, has begun an ambitious campaign to vaccinate close to one billion people against the deadly disease across 27 high-risk African countries.

Measles deaths fall, but world still far from eliminating disease – UN-backed report

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 last year for the first time, to 90,000, United Nations and other international agencies reported on Thursday, as they warned however that the world is still far from reaching goals on eliminating the disease.