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WEST AFRICA: Learning how to stop children dying
14 January 2010 (IRIN ), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “accelerated child survival programme” in 11 West African countries did not save significantly more lives than in areas that were not targeted, says an evaluation published in The Lancet this week - but analysts say this does not mean UNICEF was doing the wrong things.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87729/WEST-AFRICA-Learning-how-to-stop-children-dying
GUINEA: Vaccine drive set as yellow fever strikes
8 January 2010 (IRIN ), Guinean health officials plan this month to vaccinate more than 250,000 people in the northeast against yellow fever after one confirmed and several suspected cases emerged in the region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87683/GUINEA-Vaccine-drive-set-as-yellow-fever-strikes
GUINEA: Funds needed to stem child malnutrition - WFP
6 January 2010 (IRIN ), The UN World Food Programme in Guinea is seeking funds to re-stock nutritional centres which are running out of essential fortified foods at a time of rising malnutrition.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87645/GUINEA-Funds-needed-to-stem-child-malnutrition-WFP
GUINEA: Bracing for tomorrow, but what about today?
18 December 2009 (IRIN ), The recent unrest in Guinea has sharpened already dire living conditions, and this must be addressed if the current political crisis is not to trigger a humanitarian crisis, UN officials say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87500/GUINEA-Bracing-for-tomorrow-but-what-about-today
GUINEA: September violence only underscores reign of impunity
17 December 2009 (IRIN ), The killing and rape of civilians in Guinea by soldiers breaking up an anti-junta rally on 28 September shocked a nation and the international community. But the assault only underlined the impunity of the security forces, which the population has endured for years, human rights researchers say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87479/GUINEA-September-violence-only-underscores-reign-of-impunity
GUINEA: Ripe for international “protection” force?
15 December 2009 (IRIN ), Diplomats and African leaders are calling for an international civil-military force in Guinea to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian assistance, but a junta official has warned such a deployment would be seen as a “declaration of war”.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87431/GUINEA-Ripe-for-international-protection-force
GUINEA: Vaccination push as polio re-emerges
11 December 2009 (IRIN ), Health officials and aid agencies in Guinea will mount the fifth polio vaccination drive this year from 12 to 16 December. The once polio-free country has recorded 37 cases since April.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87407/GUINEA-Vaccination-push-as-polio-re-emerges
AFRICA: Vaccination key to stemming rotavirus, say experts
8 December 2009 (IRIN ), African health experts are calling on governments to vaccinate all children against rotavirus, to end an “unacceptable” yet preventable situation in which the virus kills some 1,400 children in developing countries daily.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87363/AFRICA-Vaccination-key-to-stemming-rotavirus-say-experts
GUINEA: Shoring up children’s health amid turmoil
24 November 2009 (IRIN ), Some 1.6 million children throughout Guinea are receiving vaccinations, nutritional supplements and mosquito nets in a bid by UNICEF and the Health Ministry to shore up children’s health, which experts say has been hit hard by unrest in recent years.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87168/GUINEA-Shoring-up-children-s-health-amid-turmoil
WEST AFRICA: Yellow fever vaccine push amid shortages, resurgence
23 November 2009 (IRIN ), The world’s first multi-country yellow fever vaccination campaign began on 23 November, with 12 million people targeted across Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The push comes as the killer mosquito-borne disease is resurging in some sub-Saharan African countries and vaccine stocks are running low.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87162/WEST-AFRICA-Yellow-fever-vaccine-push-amid-shortages-resurgence

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