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Data from Pakistan and South Africa highlight advantages of vaccination early in life.
The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.
The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.
Babies living in countries affected by conflict made up more than half of the total of unvaccinated group.
High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.
After a rigorous 6-year review, an expert panel declares the region the first in the world to eliminate the disease.
Vaccination campaigns have nearly eliminated serogroup A meningitis cases from Africa.
WHO-led malaria vaccine development group announces new goals and a wish list for future vaccines.
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