September 2, 2016

Congo: Over 7 million vaccinated against Yellow Fever in two weeks

The biggest ever yellow fever emergency vaccination campaign in Africa is drawing to a close. More than 7 million people in Kinshasa province have been successfully vaccinated in the last 2 weeks. But in the country’s remote areas on the Angola border, the campaign is still being rolled out, targeting […]
August 27, 2016

Africa’s biggest emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign ever holds in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The biggest emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign ever held in Africa is underway in Democratic Republic of the Congo. With high risk of transmission of the mosquito-borne disease in the densely populated capital city of Kinshasa, the vaccination campaign aims to protect as many people at risk as possible and […]
August 25, 2016

Alert: Fresh cases of Yellow Fever in Nigeria

The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) has alerted on fresh threat of Yellow fever in Nigeria. NAS during a media roundtable discussion on the threat of Yellow fever at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) revealed that about 101, 298,992 of Nigerian population are at risk of the disease. According to […]
August 4, 2016

How one million doses of yellow fever vaccines vanished in Africa – Associated Press investigation

During a yellow fever outbreak in central Africa,  1 million vaccines disappeared in Angola. So many vaccinations were delayed when accompanying syringes got waylaid. Ice packs to keep the shots potent went missing. And while the epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever spilled across international borders, a senior outbreak expert at […]
July 26, 2016

The perils of ‘Yellow Fever’

Dr Mailafia When I first saw the headline, I thought it was Yellow fever, caused by mosquitoes. Yellow fever in this case has to do with the bleaching of the skin in this article by an analyst, Obadiah Mailafia. Dr. Obadiah O. Mailafia serves as the Chief of Staff of the […]
May 13, 2016

Is Yellow Fever the next global health emergency?

A major outbreak of yellow fever in Angola, as well as two smaller flare-ups in Congo and Uganda, are now practically under control. But the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to be vigilant in the event the disease erupts elsewhere as a global epidemic. Transmitted by the same […]
March 28, 2016

Looks like the world is running out of vaccines for the deadly yellow fever disease

The Angolan military administers yellow fever vaccines at a market in Luanda, the capital city.   The world is in danger of running out of vaccines for a deadly disease: yellow fever. A major outbreak in the African nation of Angola has already depleted the stockpile that world health officials […]