Tag Archives: Africa

WHO Recommends Malaria Vaccination in Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Health Organization recommends malaria vaccination for children in sub-Saharan Africa and other areas of the continent where malaria transmission rates are moderate to high. The vaccine, known as Mosquirix, has proven effective in pilot programs in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that have reached more than 800,000 children since …

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Africa Receives Only 75% of COVID Vaccines Than Expected

Africa is slated to receive only 75% of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year, said the World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Africa Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti in a statement on Thursday (9/9). To date, only about three percent of the total population on the African continent …

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63 Penguins Die Attacked by Bees in South Africa

A team of veterinarians in South Africa concluded that the sudden death of 63 penguins on Boulders beach, near Simonstow, last week was caused by a bee attack. The death of the group of penguins occurred suddenly between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning last week. Initial investigations suggest the animals …

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