Tag: ebola

This week in vaccines: 14th May 2017

This Friday, an Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but this time emergency vaccines are ready to be deployed to stop the outbreak. Over the weekend, India also made a landmark vaccine introduction with the launch of the pneumococcal vaccine, which prevents causes of both pneumonia and...

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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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@Vaccines to show progress against Ebola

This week, for the first time, @Vaccines is curated by a representative of a vaccine manufacturer. Dr. Van Hoof is Global Head of Janssen Vaccines, part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &...

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Liberia looks back on Ebola

It’s been more than two years now since the World Health Organization declared the Ebola crisis in West Africa an international public health emergency. After losing 4,800 people to the disease, trialling an experimental Ebola vaccine and finally getting rid of the virus, Liberia has learned many lessons and is now on the road to...

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This week in vaccines: 21st August 2016

This week in vaccines 21st August 2016 This week saw the launch of a massive emergency vaccine campaign in DRC, using 1/5 of the normal dose, stretching supply to protect 10 million people before the beginning of the rainy...

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This week in vaccines: 14th August 2016

This week in vaccines 14th August 2016 This week we saw the unwelcome return of polio to Borno state, Nigeria, on what would have been the 2 year anniversary of a polio free...

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This week in vaccines: 24th July 2016

This week in vaccines 24th July 2016 Today marks two years since Nigeria’s last case of wild poliovirus – a remarkable milestone for the country’s vaccination campaigns, health workers and technical...

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