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Measles ‘misinformation campaigns’ through social media, fuel rising toll
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Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Measles ‘misinformation campaigns’ through social media, fuel rising toll
Measles deaths and infections in 2019 are set to “substantially exceed” last year’s toll when more than 142,000 people died from the preventable disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.Read Full Article ...
 
UN team aids Samoa response to deadly measles epidemic
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Wednesday, 04 December 2019
UN team aids Samoa response to deadly measles epidemic
UN teams are on the ground in Samoa as the country combats a deadly measles epidemic. So far, there have been more than 4,200 cases and 62 deaths, mainly babie...
 
Thursday’s Daily Brief: Samoa measles epidemic, Dozens die off Mauritania, Volunteer Day and Zambia’
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Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Thursday’s Daily Brief: Samoa measles epidemic, Dozens die off Mauritania, Volunteer Day and Zambia’
A recap of Thursday’s top stories: Dozens of migrants drowned off Mauritanian coast; measles grip Samoa as social media campaigns spread misinformation worldwi...
 
UN calls for action to tackle ‘ubiquitous but invisible’ global road safety crisis
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Tuesday, 03 December 2019
UN calls for action to tackle ‘ubiquitous but invisible’ global road safety crisis
Saving lives by improving road safety is “one of the many objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the United Nations chief said in his mess...
 
WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria
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Tuesday, 03 December 2019
WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria
More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign  carried out by the authori...
 
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