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    25 October, 2013
Cholera vaccine tested in Mozambique
 
Havana, 25 Oct (AIM) - A vaccine against cholera that has been tested in Mozambique and Cuba has been found to be safe, reports the Cuban newspaper “Juventud Rebelde”.
 
The attenuated (weakened) vaccine is being developed by Cuba’s Finlay Institute and is due to go to clinical trial with children later this year. It is the result of over ten years of work carried out in collaboration with the National Scientific Research Centre (CENIC).
 
The vaccine has the advantage over others currently available that it will be taken as a single oral dose. According to the Institute’s Reinaldo Acevedo Grogues, this is because the live vaccine continues to reproduce after swallowing, acting like several doses.
 
The Institute is developing another cholera vaccine. This is an inactivated vaccine, which will be cheaper to produce than the attenuated version. According to Sonsire Fernandez Castillo, live vaccines in general demand substantial resources, technologies, and logistics for production.
 
She added that there is also a fear that administrating live vaccines to immune-depressed patients, such as the ones suffering AIDS, may affect them negatively.
 
The inactivated vaccine would be administered orally in two doses.
(AIM)
 
 
  2 December, 2019  
 
AIDS related deaths fell 20 percent over five years
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 1 December in the northern city of Nampula that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

 
  18 November, 2019  
 
President addresses Catholic Bishops
 
President Filipe Nyusi on 16 November challenged the Catholic Church to continue its commitment to achieving the social well-being of Mozambicans and indicated that dialogue should be one of the paths chosen.

 
  17 November, 2019  
 
New water system for Gorongosa inaugurated
 
More than 30,000 people will benefit from clean drinking water in Gorongosa town, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, thanks to a new water supply system that President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on 15 November.

 


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