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WHO Releases New Manual to Guide Health Workers to Safely Administer Donated NTDs Medication

The manual, “Safety in administering medicines for neglected tropical diseases”, provides practical tools including training modules and job aids to further improve the planning, preparation and monitoring of safe administration of medicines mainly to treat the 5 NTDs amenable to preventive chemotherapy and diseases that require individual case management. The diseases include River blindness, leprosy, sleeping sickness, scabies, rabies, trachoma and snakebite envenoming.
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GAVI Cautions Against Booster Doses of COVID-19 Jabs amidst Delta Variant Scare

“ Research into boosters remains an essential part of the pandemic response because if protection from existing Covid-19 vaccines does eventually start to wane or new variants emerge that are more resistant to vaccines, then boosters could potentially offer enhanced protection” he said but added that both these scenarios will become self-fulfilling prophecies if countries with high COVID-19 vaccine coverage start making boosters available now, and to all citizens, because it will delay efforts to protect more people.
Aug 2021 2 results