Vietnam starts giving free measles-rubella vaccination to 23 million children

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Vietnam starts giving free measles-rubella vaccination to 23 million children

The Vietnam Ministry of Health is vaccinating measles-rubella to 23 million children aged 1 to 14 from September, 2014 to February, 2015 nationwide in a mass free-of-charge vaccination campaign, the largest ever of its kind in Vietnam. Professor Dr. Nguyen Tran Hien, chairman of the National Extended Immunization Program, said at the opening campaign.

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Ebola infections set to soar in Liberia: WHO

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The World Health Organisation has warned that Liberia is set to see a huge spike in infections from the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, with thousands of new cases imminent.

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African Union meets for Ebola crisis talks

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African Union meets for Ebola crisis talks

African Union chiefs held an emergency meeting Monday to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 2,000 people in west Africa.

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23 million children to receive measles, rubella vaccine

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23 million children to receive measles, rubella vaccine

The National Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) will provide a combined measles and rubella vaccine to about 23 million of children in the one-to-14 age group.

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Largest ever measles vaccination campaign to launch

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Largest ever measles vaccination campaign to launch

(VOV) -An estimated 23 million children between the ages of 1 and 14 will be vaccinated against measles and rubella following the launch of the largest-ever nationwide vaccination campaign on September 15.

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Ebola vaccine okayed in monkey trials: study

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A novel vaccine temporarily shielded lab monkeys from Ebola, and a booster jab provided lasting protection, according to a study on Sunday that endorsed approval for tests on humans.

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Ebola vaccine fully successful in monkey tests

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Ebola vaccine fully successful in monkey tests

Monkeys infected with Ebola five weeks after they were given an experimental vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) survived without developing any symptoms of the deadly virus, leading researchers to start human tests.

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Measles-suspected cases seen in Son La, Hoa Binh

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Measles-suspected cases seen in Son La, Hoa Binh

A number of scarlet fever cases suspected of measles have been recorded in the northern provinces of Son La and Hoa Binh, said the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Health Ministry on September 6.

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WHO urges drug companies, regulators to speed Ebola work

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

The World Health Organisation (WHO) called on Thursday for pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies to work together to accelerate development of safe and efficient drugs and vaccines against Ebola.

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U.N. says $600 mln needed to tackle Ebola as deaths top 1,900

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U.N. says $600 mln needed to tackle Ebola as deaths top 1,900

WASHINGTON/CONAKRY, Sept 3 - The United Nations said $600 million in supplies would be needed to fight West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the death toll from the worst ever epidemic of the virus topped 1,900 and Guinea warned it had penetrated a new part of the country.

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U.N. says $600 million needed to tackle Ebola as deaths top 1,900

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U.N. says $600 million needed to tackle Ebola as deaths top 1,900

The United Nations said $600 million in supplies would be needed to fight West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the death toll from the worst ever epidemic of the virus topped 1,900 and Guinea warned it had penetrated a new part of the country.

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Around 1.6 million Hanoi kids to be vaccinated against measles

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

About 1.6 million children under 14 from the capital city of Hanoi will be vaccinated against measles and rubella as part of a 2014-2015 vaccination campaign launched by the municipal Health Department.

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Vietnam to launch free vaccination campaign

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

Vietnam will launch biggest free-of-charge vaccination campaign nationwide for children in the ages of one to fourteen from September, said Dr. Tran Dac Phu, head of the Ministry of Health's Preventive Medicine Department.

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1.6m children to get free measles vaccine

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

The capital city will provide a free vaccine combining measles and rubella to around 1.6 million of children, aged one to 14 years, in a campaign that begins this October.

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WHO sounds alarm over Ebola infections as deaths top 1,500

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The World Health Organisation has said that the number of Ebola cases was increasing rapidly and could exceed 20,000 before the virus is brought under control, as the death toll topped 1,500.

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