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Measles, rubella vaccination continues

Vaccination against measles and rubella

2. Vaccination against measles and rubella

MASERU - Minister of Health Dr ‘Molotsi Monyamane on Wednesday last week said the measles and rubella vaccination campaign, which has reached 70 percent of the targeted children, will continue until every child is vaccinated in the country. The ministry is targeting at least 95 percent of all children below the age of 15 to be vaccinated during the mop-up exercise.

Speaking at a press conference held at the ministry premises, the minister expressed gratitude to all parents for having taken their children for vaccination even during the heavy rains.

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TB co-infested with HIV and Aids

TB Program Manager  Dr LLang Maama

1. TB Program Manager  Dr LLang Maama

MASERU- Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Lesotho, with an estimated prevalence of 788 per 100,000 people. The country has the second highest per capita burden in the world and statistics indicate that about 72 percent of TB cases are also co-infected with HIV.

TB has been a cause for concern for some time now, killing HIV infected people so much that even though TB incidences have declined from 852 to 788 deaths per 1000, many people still lack education on how to take their treatment and survive.

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