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Immunisation Torchlight Series

Partnership to strengthen immunisation; The Kano State model

“It was a hectic day, we had a fixed immunisation session in Gachi village,” says Umar Alhassan, a Routine Immunisation (RI) provider as he arrives in Wudil town on his motorbike with two coolers he uses to carry vaccines from the Wudil Primary Health Centre (PHC). Gachi is a settlement in Wudil Local Government Area […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Could a new typhoid vaccine end the most misdiagnosed disease in Nigeria?

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership on Health Series comes from Pharmacist and Public Health Specialist Chijioke Nwosu. He writes about the exciting release of a new typhoid vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation that could prevent typhoid fever in children and also reduce the misdiagnoses of fevers in Nigeria. -By Chijioke Nwosu “Typhoid […]

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Africa Events Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), the six-year Journey from Ibadan to Lokoja

By Chizoba Wonodi Nigeria launched the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) into its childhood immunization schedule in Lokoja, on December 22nd 2014. PCV prevents one of the deadliest bacterial causes of pneumonia, meningitis, blood infections and middle ear infections in children. Before now, only parents with the means could afford to vaccinate their […]

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Thought Leadership Series

A quiet miracle…..Is this the end of CSM?

Very rarely have vaccines given us the opportunity to create a small miracle. Unlike the miracle of surgery and antibiotics that brings the ill back to health, vaccinations prevent you from getting ill; so the miracle of vaccinations is often not obvious and not celebrated. We do not experience the emotional roller coaster of coming […]