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World Immunization Awareness Week 2021

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by micro-organisms- bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is the biggest infectious disease cause of death in children under five worldwide, yet it is preventable.

In 2019, an estimated 672,000 children were killed by pneumonia.1 child every 2 minutes!

  • Common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, fast breathing, difficulty breathing and fever

 

Vaccines that protect against the organisms that can cause pneumonia

 

Rotavirus

This is a virus responsible for severe diarrheal diseases in children, According to WHO estimates in 2013 about 215 000 children aged under 5 years die each year from vaccine-preventable rotavirus infections; the vast majority of these children live in low-income countries.

 WHO states that the use of rotavirus vaccines should be part of a comprehensive strategy to control diarrheal diseases.

 

Signs and symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Frequent, loose stools
  • Malaise
  • Weakness

Prevention:

  • Exclusive breast feeding
  • Basic sanitation
  • Handwashing with soap
  • Rotavirus vaccine at 6 weeks and 10 weeks

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World Sight Day 12 October 2023 - Theme, Importance & History

World Sight Day is a global healthcare event celebrated on the 2nd Thursday of every October to emphasize public awareness with respect to shedding light on the prioritizing of vision and eye health.

This year 2023, World Sight Day is celebrated on the 12th of October (Thursday). On this day, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), eye care professionals, concerned individuals, national and international organizations from various countries come together to organize awareness campaigns, host eye screenings, and advocate for policies that improve eye care services.

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