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African Vaccination Week 2015

This year, African Vaccination Week will be celebrated from 24 to 30 April under the theme “Vaccination a gift for life”.

African Vaccination Week provides an opportunity for countries to strengthen immunization services and systems through advocacy, education and communication tools and activities.

http://www.afro.who.int/en/media-centre/events/african-vaccination-week/2015.html

Immunization: Closing the gap on pneumonia in Kenya

Soon after the birth of her second child, a daughter she named Neema, Tabu Kalama found herself homeless and with no regular income. Ms Kalama had no option but to sleep with her newborn daughter and her 18-month old son in the meagre shelter of palm trees near the beach in Kilifi, in eastern Kenya.

http://who.int/features/2015/kenya-closing-pneumonia-gap/en/

Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO

22 APRIL 2015 | GENEVA – Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (24–30 April), WHO is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2015/global-vaccination-targets/en/

World Health Day 2015: Food safety

Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually – including many children. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers.

http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2015/event/en/

Mandela Widow to Deliver Morgan’s 139th Commencement Address

Morgan State University President David Wilson today announced that the Honorable Graca Machel will be the commencement speaker for the University’s 139th spring graduation ceremonies on May 16, 2015. Machel is the widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

http://news.morgan.edu/mandela-widow-to-deliver-morgans-139th-commencement-address/

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