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Secret vaccinations help Zimbabwe mothers protect children

Sep. 22, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Dozens of women holding babies rushed to take their places on wooden benches at a clinic in Zimbabwe while a nurse took a separate group of anxious mothers and their children through a back door and into another room. The nurse quickly closed the door behind them. ...

Zimbabwe says measles outbreak has killed 700 children

Sep. 05, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The death toll from a measles outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to almost 700 children, the country’s health ministry has said. Some are calling for the enactment of legislation to make vaccination mandatory in a country where anti-modern medicine religious...

Measles outbreak in Zimbabwe kills 157 unvaccinated children

Aug. 17, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A measles outbreak in Zimbabwe has killed 157 children, most of whom were unvaccinated due to their family's religious beliefs, officials said. The measles outbreak was first reported in the eastern Manicaland province in early April and has since spread to...

Venezuela's alarmingly low vaccine rate among worst in world

Jul. 14, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Wails pierced the walls of the walk-in clinic tucked among rundown homes in the heart of Venezuela’s capital. Artemis Parra got one vaccine in each arm, for polio and measles. The shots were free at the government site, and they filled gaps in the 1-year-old’s...