Tag: cholera

This week in vaccines: 26th February 2017

This week global health leaders assessed progress towards vaccination for all children, and concluded that the world is behind schedule. The plight of children in Yemen, left at risk of polio due to conflict, was also brought to the fore, while a vaccination campaign to contain cholera was organised in South...

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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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In photos: vaccines combatting cholera in Haiti

After the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Matthew this autumn, the risk of the disease spreading across Haiti in contaminated waters was high. At the beginning of November, global health partners worked with the Haitian Ministry of Health to begin a vaccination campaign using one million doses of cholera...

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This week in vaccines: 16th October 2016

This week saw International Day of the Girl Child inspire organisations worldwide to redouble their efforts to support girls and the challenges they face to health and education. This included the announcement of a new partnership between Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Girl Effect to help boost demand for HPV vaccination – which helps prevent cervical cancer – in sub-Saharan...

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This week in vaccines: 9th October 2016

This week in vaccines 9th October 2016 This week ended with the release of two major reports; the first was “Further, Faster Fairer” from Save the Children, which tallied immunisation progress around the world and outlined key challenge areas for reaching every child with...

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