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Nigeria Health Watch
27 January 2020
Kano, Kano, Nigeria
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...
30 December 2019
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
5 November 2019
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
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
3 June 2019
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...
6 May 2019
California, United States
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...
27 February 2019
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...
21 January 2019
Mobile, Alabama, United States
Broadcast TV News
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
22 August 2016
Over 3000 Words
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.
3 June 2016
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Under 800 Words
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...
31 July 2014
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 ...
6 November 2013
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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