• 29 July 2019
    Why is it important to be aware of group B Strep?

    July is Group B Strep Awareness Month, so why is it important to be aware of group B Strep? Group B Streptococcus (group B Strep or GBS) is the most common cause of severe infection in newborn babies, and of meningitis in babies under 3 months. Around the world, there are at least 320,000 GBS infections in babies – 90,000 babies die and another 10,000 survive with moderate to severe disability.

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  • 20 June 2019
    World Refugee Day: Public Health, Meningitis and Refugees

    According to the UN, every minute 20 people leave their home and everything else behind to escape from persecution, war or terror.[1] This World Refugee Day, CoMO is considering the effect that the global refugee crisis has on public health, and in particular, meningitis.

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  • 26 April 2019
    Uniting to Challenge Vaccine Hesitancy

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently released a statement online in which vaccine hesitancy was identified as a major threat to public health. The post lists ten threats to global health in 2019, placing vaccine hesitancy alongside Ebola, climate change and Anti-Microbial Resistance.

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