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Ebola Vaccinations Accelerate in West African Countries

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As Ebola immunization scales up in Guinea, the country’s African neighboring nations are on high alert, urgently preparing to detect, isolate and manage any cases and quickly stamp out potential cross-border outbreaks, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
All six nations bordering Guinea are finalizing their national preparedness and readiness operational plans according to a WHO readiness assessment tool. The overall state of readiness in these west African countries is nearly 66% which is still lower than the benchmark of 80%.

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Flu Vaccine Changes Confirmed for 2021-2022

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the influenza vaccine selection committee finalized its recommendations for the Northern Hemisphere's 2021-22 flu season.
These recommendations were made within the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, record-low levels of influenza detections were reported, and fewer viruses were available for characterization during September 2020 to January 2021 time period than in previous years, said the WHO.

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Flu Vaccine Changes Confirmed for 2021-2022

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the influenza vaccine selection committee finalized its recommendations for the Northern Hemisphere's 2021-22 flu season.
These recommendations were made within the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, record-low levels of influenza detections were reported, and fewer viruses were available for characterization during September 2020 to January 2021 time period than in previous years, said the WHO.

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El Salvador Certified Malaria-Free

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The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the Republic of El Salvador became the first country in Central America was awarded a certification of malaria elimination. 
The WHO certification announced on February 25, 2021, follows more than 50 years of commitment by the Salvadoran government to ending the disease in a country hospitable to malaria.

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COVAX Commences Delivering 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines

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The African country of Ghana became the first country outside India to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility.
On February 23, COVAX shipped 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/ Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. These AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines were licensed to Serum Institute of India, and are known as ‘CoviShield.’
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, formerly known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, is made from a virus (ChAdOx1), a weakened version of a common cold virus (adenovirus).