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All You Need to Know about the Malaria Vaccine

All You Need to Know about the Malaria Vaccine

Katie Addy
   
In 2020, the estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 627,000. Over 75% of these deaths were in children and malaria remains one of the leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa. In October this year, the WHO approved the first malaria vaccine for widespread use across regions in which malaria is endemic. 
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021

Katie Addy
   
It is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 18-24 November 2021. This years theme is ‘Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance’. This MedShr open article takes a look a where we are with combating antimicrobial resistance globally and outlines what you can be doing to tackle it within your community.
World Sight Day

World Sight Day

Katie Addy
   
This year, World Sight Day will take place on October 14, 2021 with the theme: Love Your Eyes. Read about the latest commission on Global eye health by the lancet and how MedShr is helping to prevent eye disease globally.
WHO Statement on COVID-19 transmission

WHO Statement on COVID-19 transmission

Asif Qasim
   
WHO review the data on droplet and airborne COVID-19 transmission