vaccines

Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot

Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection.


[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Looking to invest in health? Here's how to make the most of it

Folake Olayinka

Every dollar spent on vaccines brings a 16-fold return on investment — and up to $44 for every dollar if broader benefits are taken into account.


World: stop turning your back on TB

Dereck Tait

The disease kills more than a million people a year but the world's response to it is totally inadequate.


'There is hope this evil illness will not befall us again'

Jackie Opara

The residents of a Nigerian village had no health services, save for traditional methods, to treat those with a fever and a rash.


[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] Anti-vaxxers alive in South Africa; risking children's lives

Amy Green

Western anti-immunisation movements have taken root in local communities resulting in some parents refusing to vaccinate their children.