Tag: child health

This week in vaccines: 12th February 2017

This week saw the passing of data-loving “edutainer” and vaccine advocate Hans Rosling, prompting many to re-share his famous TED talk and other notable occasions when he shared his optimism about global health and...

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This week in vaccines: 29th January 2017

Pneumococcal vaccines – which prevent a key cause of pneumonia – were in the spotlight this week as discussion renewed around their role fighting superbugs, and the global partners Pfizer and Gavi marked the delivery of more than 250 million of these vaccines to lower income...

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2016: six diseases that shook the world

The past 12 months have been challenging for many reasons, and the arena of global health was no exception. We take a closer look at six diseases that challenged complacency and made us appreciate the importance of immunisation as well as the people behind...

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Making vaccines work to prevent pneumonia

A pneumococcal vaccine is prepared in Kenya. Photo: Gavi/Evelyn Hockstein.  Ahead of World Pneumonia Day on 12th November, we spoke to Professor Andrew Pollard of Oxford University about his work in studying the impact of pneumococcal vaccines on the fight against pneumonia in developing countries: Why did you choose to work on the prevention of infectious diseases like pneumonia and, in particular, child...

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This week in vaccines: 6th November 2016

This week a Lancet study drew attention to the death sentence faced by many women developing female cancers in developing countries, and how HPV vaccines could save hundreds of thousands more lives by preventing the major causes of cervical...

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This week in vaccines: 2nd October 2016

This week in vaccines 2nd October 2016 The biggest news this week was that the Americas were declared free of endemic measles, meaning that they have not seen home-grown cases in some...

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Vaccination and global health security

Luc Debruyne, President, Global Vaccines, GSK As the UN General Assembly in New York draws to a close this week, I was happy to hear discussions at the meeting moving on from debating what should be part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to agreeing what actually needs to happen now on the ground to improve health, prosperity and sustainable development by...

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