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Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

27 January 2020

Kano, Kano, Nigeria

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Kano State in Nigeria has implemented a strategy to increase the likelihood of children receiving necessary vaccinations to reduce cases of polio. The strategy, which included enhanced training on administering the va...

Ars Technica

John Timmer

30 December 2019

United States

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Researchers are seeing early success in piloting the notion that injecting tumors with the flu vaccine will re-engage the immune system. For mice with cancerous tumors, the researchers injected this year's flu vaccine...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

5 November 2019

Wudil, Nigeria

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Cold storage supply chains improve the reliability of vaccine delivery. In Nigeria’s Kano State, the establishment of zonal cold stores has increased immunization coverage. Local nodes equipped with solar powered refr...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

24 June 2019

United States

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Vitiligo, an incurable autoimmune condition that impacts both children and adults, is often a cause of stress and stigma concerns for those affected. Recent efforts to reduce the skin discoloration that the condition ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

3 June 2019

Jigawa, Nigeria

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Enrolling community members as Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCMs) dramatically increases the effectiveness of public health campaigns. In Nigeria, the Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has made pro...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

Priya Krishnakumar

6 May 2019

California, United States

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The only way to eliminate a communicable disease, such as measles, is to achieve herd immunity, but due to recent anti-vaccination campaigns, the vaccination rate fell so low that the measles resurfaced in the U.S. To...

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Jaymi Heimbuch

Will Burrard-Lucas

27 February 2019

Ethiopia

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Vaccination against diseases such as rabies and canine distemper virus in dogs can have positive effects on public health and biodiversity. In Ethiopia, diseases spread from semi-feral dogs threaten communities of the...

WALA-TV

Shelby Myers

21 January 2019

Mobile, Alabama, United States

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For those suffering from food allergies, everyday activities such as sporting games or public transportation can be hazardous. Still new to the market, oral immunotherapy is showing promise in helping patients with pe...

The New Yorker

Siddhartha Mukherjee

22 August 2016

United States

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In the past two years, Zika virus has arisen as one of the most pressing public health concerns. This piece charts the worldwide efforts by doctors using new technology to develop a vaccine for Zika.

The New York Times

Moises Velasquez-Manoff

3 June 2016

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Why do poorer countries like Russia have much lower rates of autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes? Preventing autoimmune disorders may require emulating aspects of that “dirtier” world: safely bottling the kinds o...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

31 July 2014

Rwanda

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Three African countries are successfully reducing the transmission of HIV through treatment and education, surpassing many developed countries in reducing cases. Although each is unique, the key lessons include using ...

The New York Times

Jason Silverstein

6 November 2013

Togo

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In communities across Africa, health workers are going house to house with medicine to combat lymphatic filariasis, which is the world’s second-largest cause of chronic disability. They are participating in a strategy...

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