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Gov’t worried about global HPV vaccine shortage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry may not meet its target of vaccinating all girls of ten of age against the Human Papilloma Virus-HPV following a global shortage of the vaccine. The Human Papilloma Virus is a cancer causing virus, which is transmitted by men and can only …

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Vaccinating against superbugs

By 2050 some 10 million people across the globe could succumb to drug-resistant diseases Kampala, Uganda | SETH BERKLEY & JEREMY FARRAR | Whether you live below the poverty line in the slums of Karachi or work as a banker on Wall Street, drug-resistant “superbugs” are among the gravest threats to …

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AIDS treatment has progressed

But without a vaccine, suffering still abounds Kampala, Uganda | MAUREEN MILLER | I mentioned to a friend; a gay man nearing 60, that World AIDS Day, which has been observed on Dec. 1 since 1988, was almost upon us. He had no idea that World AIDS Day still exists. This …

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Uganda introduces Measles, Rubella combination vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has launched a new combination vaccine for both measles and rubella. The two diseases display similar symptoms of fever and skin rash, and both are highly contagious. Measles can be deadly for children with poor nutrition and a weakened immune system and …

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Global HIV prevention conference kicks off in Spain

Scientists explain why they haven’t found an HIV vaccine yet Madrid, Spain | FLAVIA NASSAKA | A global HIV conference opened on Oct.22 in Madrid, Spain bringing together researchers to discuss strides made in prevention of infections. Dubbed HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) 2018, the week long event which  happens …

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Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test

Paris, France | AFP | The near 40-year quest for an AIDS vaccine received a hopeful boost Saturday when scientists announced that a trial drug triggered an immune response in humans and shielded monkeys from infection. Shown to be safe in humans, the candidate vaccine has now advanced to the …

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