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People lost faith in childhood vaccines during COVID pandemic, UNICEF says

A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is pictured at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, Washington, US, on 20th March, 2019.

London, UK Reuters People all over the world lost confidence in the importance of routine childhood vaccines against killer diseases like measles and polio during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from UNICEF.  In 52 of the 55 countries surveyed, the public perception of vaccines for children declined between 2019 and 2021, the […]

Somalia’s drought killed 43,000 last year, half under five – study

People affected by the worsening drought due to failed rain seasons, gather at the Alla Futo camp for internally displaced people, in the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia September 23, 2022.

Nairobi, KenyaReuters Somalia’s ongoing record drought killed as many as 43,000 people last year, half of them children under 5, researchers said on Monday in the first attempt to estimate country-wide deaths.  After five consecutive failed rainy seasons, half of Somalia’s 17 million people are in urgent need of aid, the United Nations has said, […]