vaccination campaign

‘Vaccines are safe’ and save lives, UNICEF declares, launching new #VaccinesWork campaign

Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday a new social media campaign, emphasizing that “vaccines are safe, and they save lives”.

Progress made but challenges remain in life-saving cholera vaccination campaign for Hudaydah: UNICEF

The key Yemeni port city of Hudaydah is facing a new deadly cholera outbreak. To mitigate the risks, the Ministry of Health and the UN launched a week-long cholera oral vaccination campaign to target the most vulnerable. Grant Philip Leaity, UNICEF’s Deputy Director for Emergency Programmes, told Yasmina Guerda about the progress made so far and the challenges teams still face on the ground.

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UNICEF and Fiji partner to protect youth from deadly brain disease

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting a campaign to vaccinate every child and young person in Fiji against meningococcal disease, the illness which causes meningitis, or inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

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Largest Nigeria yellow fever vaccination campaign ever

The Nigerian government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year.

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News in Brief 26 September 2017 (AM)

“Control room” in Bangladesh will monitor Rohingya health needs: WHO

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News in Brief 16 March 2017 (PM)

Abrupt funding cuts undermine impact of longer-term reform efforts: UN

Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts, a Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General has said.

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News in Brief 8 March 2017 (AM)

Security Council condemns latest DPRK missile launch

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the latest ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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