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An open letter to the Members of Parliament of Malaysia

We, the undersigned medical professional bodies and non-governmental organisations, would like to register our concern regarding the increasing presence of electronic cigarettes and vaping in our society. We note with dismay the Cabinet’s rejection of the Ministry of Health’s proposal to ban the sales and use of electronic cigarettes.
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RotaFlash: Spotlight on Africa around World Immunization Week

Ethiopia highlights “shared responsibility” of vaccination and the Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Madagascar roll out rotavirus vaccines
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JOIN HANDS say YES to Pneumococcal Prevention

On behalf of Parenting2u (P2U), Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) and the Asian Strategic Alliance for Preumococcal Disease Prevention, (ASAP), I thank you for participating in the YES to PnD Protection campaign. With our collective effort, we hope and trust that it will not be long before all Malaysian children get to enjoy protection against pneumococcal disease via the National Immunisation Programme.
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RotaFlash: Rotavirus vaccines welcomed in Cameroon and Sierra Leone

New introductions signal continued progress in the fight against deadly diarrhoea
Friday, March 28, 2014 heralded positive, hopeful progress in the fight against rotavirus with vaccine introductions in Cameroon and Sierra Leone.
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RotaFlash: GACVS review of intussusception data provides reassurance that the benefits of rotavirus vaccines still outweigh risks

WHO recommendation for universal rotavirus vaccination remains unchanged. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) recently reviewed new intussusception data to update its assessment of the risk of intussusception related to RotaTeq®, and Rotarix®.
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RotaFlash: New Indian rotavirus vaccine ROTAVAC® holds great promise for reducing the burden of rotavirus disease

Innovative collaborative vaccine development effort addresses major health problem.
Results from the Phase 3 efficacy trial of ROTAVAC®, a new rotavirus vaccine developed and tested in India, were published today in The Lancet.
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Invitation from UNICEF

Dear colleague,
I am writing to ask for your support of an urgent public campaign UNICEF and our partners are promoting on behalf of 5.5 million of children affected by the crisis in Syria.
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RotaFlash: Rotavirus surveillance in Africa and worldwide

Studies confirm importance of rotavirus surveillance in Africa
Special supplement to the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal describes the critical role of monitoring disease burden and vaccine impact
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