In recent years Nigeria has seen a concerted effort to eradicate the crippling polio virus despite opposition to vaccination programs by religious extremists. We meet one survivor of the disease who has become an anti-polio campaigner.
Health experts fear that a drop in immunization rates amid an ongoing dengue vaccine controversy could jeopardize other government vaccination programs and trigger epidemics in the Philippines. Ana P. Santos reports.
A government inquiry has found that Sanofi's dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths in the Philippines. No direct causal link was established, but immunizations have dropped off sharply.
At least 21 people died from Lassa fever in Nigeria last month. DW talks to the head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) about what is being done to prevent more fatalities.
Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in 2014.
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