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Covid-19 vaccination strategies have been affected by supply woes. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC
Ghana's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is struggling to keep up with its great startArticle

Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the Covax facility...

Godfred Boafo 29 Apr 2021

Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?
Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?Article

Conspiracy theories on social media are stoking the fires of fear around the Covid-19 inoculation...

22 Apr 2021

A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix themArticle

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

Inequitable distribution and vaccine hesitancy are key challenges for Africa
Inequitable distribution and vaccine hesitancy are key challenges for AfricaArticle

In a webinar hosted by the BroadReach Group, global and African health experts came together to share challenges and solutions around mass Covid-19 immunisation across Africa...

26 Feb 2021

Survey: 67% of South Africans favour vaccine
Survey: 67% of South Africans favour vaccineArticle

Just over two-thirds of South African adults polled said they would probably or definitely take a Covid-19 vaccine, a survey by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) shows...

27 Jan 2021

Muizenberg beach is eerily quiet on a hot summer’s day, 29 December 2020. If we want to save lives and life to go back to normal we need to embrace vaccines.
Here's how to fight anti-vaccine propagandaArticle

In the second century, the Antonine plague killed millions of people across the Roman empire. Opportunists and madmen postulated a variety of self-serving, nonsensical theories for this pestilence - and this caused great anxiety for Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

GroundUp Editors 13 Jan 2021

Misinformation on social media fuels vaccine hesitancy: a global study shows the link
Misinformation on social media fuels vaccine hesitancy: a global study shows the linkArticle

Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation. The term refers to the delay in acceptance or the refusal of vaccines, despite the availability of vaccination services. It's a serious risk to the people who aren't getting vaccinated as well as the wider community...

28 Dec 2020

A substantial proportion of people may refuse or delay taking a Covid-19 vaccine. Shutterstock
Misinformation on social media fuels vaccine hesitancy: a global study shows the linkArticle

Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Steven Lloyd Wilson & Charles Shey Wiysonge 4 Dec 2020

The polio eradication programme in Africa directly combated a severe debilitating disease. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP via Getty Images
How ending polio in Africa has had positive spinoffs for public healthArticle

Polio is a highly infectious disease. It's caused by a virus that enters the body through the mouth. The virus then multiplies in the intestine and attacks the central nervous system - causing paralysis...

Charles Shey Wiysonge 4 Nov 2020

The increasingly well-coordinated global anti-vaccine movement has repurposed itself to challenge the very reality of COVID-19. Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Covid-19: A global survey shows worrying signs of vaccine hesitancyArticle

It has been nine months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of Covid-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a "public health emergency of international concern"...

Scott C Ratzan, Agnes Binagwaho, Heidi Larson, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Kenneth Rabin & Lawrence O Gostin 29 Oct 2020

Vaccines are some of the most equitable and cost-effective health interventions available. ranplett/GettyImages
Why a campaign to champion all vaccines matters now more than everArticle

World Immunisation Week is celebrated in the last week of April every year. The aim is to recognise efforts to develop new vaccines and increase vaccination coverage worldwide...

Katherine E Gallagher, Anthony Scott, Ifedayo Adetifa, John Ojal, Shirine Voller & Wangeci Kagucia 5 May 2020

A health worker administers the Ebola vaccine. EPA-EFE
How the DRC's Ebola crisis has led to children dying from measlesArticle

Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus...

Benjamin Kagina 10 Jul 2019

YouTube pulls ads on anti-vax channels
YouTube pulls ads on anti-vax channelsArticle

YouTube has removed money-generating advertisements from anti-vaccination conspiracy channels...

26 Feb 2019

Vaccines are an important health intervention. Shutterstock
Why anti-vaccine beliefs and ideas spread so fast on the internetArticle

There's been a recent increase globally in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases....

Marina Joubert & Francois van Schalkwyk 14 Feb 2019

10 biggest threats to global health
10 biggest threats to global healthArticle

The World Health Organisation's new five-year strategic plan - the 13th General Programme of Work tackles multiple global health challenges...

15 Jan 2019

Elizabeth Oduwele
Getting to the bottom of vaccine hesitancyArticle

Vaccine hesitancy is a complex phenomenon that needs to be understood within the specific context it occurs...

Michelle Rotchford-Galloway 17 Oct 2018

WHO reports on measles/rubella elimination in Europe
WHO reports on measles/rubella elimination in EuropeArticle

A total of 33 countries have eliminated measles and the same number countries have eliminated rubella in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) European region...

28 Sep 2017

[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gap
[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gapArticle

Despite the availability of effective vaccines, 1.5 million children across the world, including South Africa, die each year from preventable diseases...

25 Apr 2016

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