Malawi: Malawi Piloting the World’s First Malaria Vaccine

[Nyasa Times] Malawi government says a vaccine against malaria could be a vital new tool in the fight against the debilitating illness as the Ministry of Health starts immunising children in the world’s first large-scale pilot of RTS, S — the candidate vaccine that is furthest along in development –from April 23 2019.

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Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Is Over – but Its Health Effects Will Be Felt for a Long Time

[The Conversation Africa] People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai. Southern Malawi and Mozambique were already reeling when the cyclone hit: these areas were flooded in the days before Idai made landfall.

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Africa: Cape Verde Gives Pointers on Achieving Universal Health Coverage

[allAfrica] Praia -After three days of intense work and great debates, the second Africa Health Forum came to an end in Cape Verde. The conference was the follow up meeting to the first Africa Health Forum held in June 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda which committed to putting people first, promoting synergies and coordinating and engaging all stakeholders behind the goal of achieving universal health coverage while leaving no one behind.

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Africa: What We Need to Get Healthcare for All Africans

[allAfrica] Leaders and policy makers, ministries of health and finance, inter-governmental  agencies, the private sector, civil society organizations and members of the media are among many participants in the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Health Forum, hosted by the Government of Cabo Verde and the WHO Africa Regional Office.

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