Vaccination against meningitis and other infectious diseases has been made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia, according to a report.
The health requirements issued by Saudi Arabia for Haj and Umrah pilgrims a
Rabies experts unveiled a blueprint for eliminating the pernicious disease, which almost always is caused by bites from rabid dogs and kills tens of thousands of people a year worldwide, through a programme of mass dog vaccinations in targeted r
Global efforts to eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 45 per cent globally, according to the World malaria report 2013 published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
A polio outbreak has been confirmed among young children in northeast Syria and risks spreading in the region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Twenty-two children in Deir Al-Zor province became paralysed this
Health groups said on Thursday they could rid the world of polio by 2018 with a $5.5 billion vaccination and monitoring plan to stop the disease taking hold once more now there are only a handful of cases worldwide.
Experts say th
All pilgrims from Bahrain planning to travel to Makkah should take vaccinations at least 10 days before undertaking the journey, said a senior official.
In addition, patients needing medicines for chronic diseases must carry them
Aetna, a top health care benefits firm, will provide full coverage for the entire value of a loss without a deductible for the administration of the H1N1 flu vaccine to its global benefits health plan members in the Middle East and Africa.
More than half of Britons being offered vaccination against pandemic H1N1 flu are turning it down because they fear side-effects or think the virus is too mild to bother, a survey of doctors showed on Wednesday.
Many of the 10
Companies could potentially turn out 4.9 billion doses of vaccine against the new H1N1 influenza strain within a year under the best-case scenario, World Health Organization officials said on Tuesday.
WHO director-general Dr Margaret Chan