Measles has returned to four European countries this year amid a “dramatic resurgence” in the disease on the continent, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, a reversal fueled in part by a rising wave of people who are refusing to be vaccinated

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While there are several common challenges that help explain why vaccination rates in the Philippines aren’t up to where public health officials say they need to be, there’s another reason behind the outbreak. The country suffered a major vaccine scandal two years ago that has left many Filipinos distrustful, even fearful of vaccines

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It was a typical yet astonishing scene in Wandi village in Nigeria: a traditional barber known as a wanzam ceremonially shaved Abubakar Nafisatu’s hair on his 7th day of life, as is the custom there. Then the barber did something not so customary: He stressed to Abukabar’s mother the importance of routine immunization

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