The decision to prioritise Nigeria for future malaria vaccine distribution will bridge a crucial healthcare gap in the nation’s battle against the pervasive disease.
Despite contributing over 30 per cent of the malaria disease burden on the African continent, Nigeria has missed out of 18 million doses of first-ever malaria vaccines allocated to 12 African countries for 2023 to 2025.
WHO has announced an end to the Marburg Virus Disease outbreak in Equatorial Guinea. The outbreak started on February 13, 2023. It continues to support surveillance and testing in the country.
A new analysis from UNICEF, show that 190 Millions children across 10 African countries face the highest risk from inadequate WASH facilities, related diseases, and climate hazards.