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South Africa stays polio-free

New vaccines are saving South Africa’s children’s lives

The recent introduction of new childhood vaccines in South Africa has cut the number of children under five suffering from life-threatening pneumonia by 70%, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament on Tuesday.

‘The end of meningitis in Africa’

A new mass vaccination campaign to be rolled out across West Africa this year promises to eliminate the deadly brain disease meningitis on the continent.

Booster for child health in SA

South Africa will become the first African country to freely distribute a pneumococcal vaccine amongst its children - the main victims of deadly pneumococcal diseases such as meningitis and pneumonia.

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