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WHO Endorses Use Of First-Ever Malaria Vaccine In Africa

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The World Health Organization has recommended the widespread rollout of the first-ever malaria vaccine, in a move experts hope could save tens of thousands of children’s lives each year across Africa.

Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, announced the development at a media briefing on Wednesday, October 6.

The recommendation followed a two-year vaccine programme which involved children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.

“I started my career as a malaria researcher, and I longed for the day that we would have an effective vaccine against this ancient and terrible disease. And today is that day, a historic day. Today the WHO is recommending the broad use of the world’s first malaria vaccine,” said Dr Tedros at a press conference in Geneva.

Speaking on the recommendation, Ghebreyesus expressed optimism that the vaccine will improve efforts on malaria prevention in Africa.

He continued: “This is a historic moment. The long-awaited malaria vaccine for children is a breakthrough for science, child health and malaria control.

“Using this vaccine on top of existing tools to prevent malaria could save tens of thousands of young lives each year.

“It is safe. It significantly reduces life-threatening, severe malaria, and we estimate it to be highly cost effective.”

He added: “Malaria has been with us for millennia, and the dream of a malaria vaccine has been a long held, but unattainable dream. Today, the RTS,S malaria vaccine, more than 30 years in the making, changes the course of public health history. We still have a very long road to travel. But this is a long stride down that road.”

The RTS,S vaccine, also known as Mosquirix, was developed by the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and has been administered to more than 800,000 children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi since the pilot programme began in 2019.

The vaccine, which went through lengthy clinical trials, has limited efficacy, preventing 39% of malaria cases and 29% of severe malaria cases among small children in Africa over four years of trials.

However, in August a study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) found that when young children were given both the RTS,S and antimalarial drugs there was a 70% reduction in hospitalisation or death.

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Xavi Agrees To Become Barcelona’s New Boss

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Barcelona football icon, Xavi has reportedly agreed a deal with Barcelona to become their new manager .

Ronald Koeman was sacked after Wednesday night’s defeat by Rayo Vallecano and the club have announced that Sergi Barjuan will take charge in the interim.

According to Spanish paper, AS, Xavi wants to say a proper farewell to Qatari club Al Sadd but could land in Barcelona on November 4 and either be presented on that date or the following day.

According to AS, Xavi has a release clause of £840,000 that Barcelona will have to pay, although AS say there could be a gentleman’s agreement between the manager and his bosses in Qatar could let him leave for free.

Xavi has managed Al Sadd for two years and joined as a player in 2015 after leaving Barca.

Popular football transfer news guryz Fabrizio Romano tweeted: ‘Barcelona will announce new interim coach. Then it’s gonna be Xavi. He has accepted Barça project after talking with president Laporta days ago. Still waiting contract termination process with Al-Sadd.’

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Kennedy Agyapong Was Going To Use Our Old Pictures For Damage Control : Serwaa Broni

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Serrwaa Broni, the alleged lesbian and side chic of President Nana Addo has come out to speak about her photos with the President that she shared on social media years ago.

According to Serwaa Broni, she is a friend to Nana Addo and they have been friends way before he became the President of the land.

According to her, she took some pictures with the President onboard the Presidential plane on the way to Kumasi for a funeral which Nana Addo had personally invited her.

She later shared photos on social media because she saw it to be a one-time experience thing onboard a private jet.

Serwaa narrated that after sharing the photos of social media, Nana Addo called her and asked her to delete the photos before it creates problem for him and the government.

After she pulled down the photos from her social media page, she had a meeting with Kennedy Agyapong who told her that what she did was wrong and the opposition party could capitalize on it for them to lose the elections.

The alleged side chic explained that prior to meeting Kennedy Agyapong for that meeting, they have been friends for a long time so they have a lot of pictures and videos together.

At their meeting Serwaa disclosed that (President and some others) asked Kennedy to do a damage control should the opponent raise this issue.

Without micing words, she said Kennedy was to use their old photos and video together to counter all allegations from the opposition party.

Kennedy Agyapong is yet to defend his reputation in this fresh scandal that has surfaced in the media.

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Nana Addo And Hopeson Adorye Staged My Robbery In Ghana : Alleged Side Chic Of Nana Addo

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A Ghanaian based in Canada identified as Evelyn Adu but known popularly as Serwaa Broni has accused the President of the land Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo and Hopeson Adorye of robbing her.

According to the lady in a video sighted on social media, she is a friend of the President and they’ve both met at different locations all on the order of Nana Addo.

She explained that one time she had the privilege of joining the Presidential Falcon to Kumasi for a funeral together with Nana Addo and took some pictures whiles on the plane.

Serwaa added that she posted the photos on Facebook which generated a lot of issues with the President forcing her to delete the photos.

The alleged side chic of the President continued that after that incident she flew back to Canada but was still in communication with the President who wanted her to return to Ghana so they could meet.

She finally decided to come to Ghana and informed the President about it but he also told her he was travelling to Russia but would leave everything in the hands of Hopeson Adorye.

Looking at how the President was mounting pressure on her coming down, she suspected that he might be up to something so she discussed with her detective friend who adviced her not to meet up with the President or Hopeson Adorye.

Despite attempt to dodge Hopeson on her arrival at the airport he still saw her and took her to Golden Tulip Hotel where they had booked a room for her.

Days later, she planned on traveling to Togo with another person together with the driver Hopeson provided for her.

On their way they got robbed few meters away from the Central University by three armed men who took away their belongings and money.

After reporting the incident at a nearby Police Station, they returned to their hotel to reliase that someone has come into the room and has tempered with their laptop.

Serwaa Broni stated that after joining dots together she came to conclusion that her robbery was orchasted by the President and Hopeson Adorye.

She revealed CCTV footage from the hotel revealed that it was Hopeson Adorye that entered her hotel room whilst they were been robbed by the alleged robbers who from her checks showed are National Security.

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