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This week in vaccines 1st May 2016 The last seven days have seen celebrations of progress and discussions of remaining vaccine challenges, as World Immunisation Week got underway.  The week kicked off with a summary of key immunisation issues for...

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This week in vaccines: 3rd April 2016

This week in vaccines 3rd April 2016 As the World Health Organisation declared that Ebola was no longer a public health emergency of international concern, a new case was confirmed in Liberia and experts warned that complacency was a threat to completing work on the...

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This week in vaccines: 13th March 2016

This week in vaccines 13th March 2016 This week, International Women’s Day dominated the news coverage, and Gavi’s Anuradha Gupta explained how women’s inequality impacts vaccination coverage around the world.  Though it may no longer be grabbing the headlines, we saw this week how the Ebola outbreak is still having troublesome effects on routine vaccination in West Africa, and the Ebola vaccination trial is also...

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This week in vaccines 28th February 2016 This week the main event was the African Ministerial Conference on Immunisation, where leaders from across the continent gathered to show their commitment to the goal of vaccines of all...

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This week in vaccines: 31st January 2016

This week in vaccines 31st January 2016 As the World Health Organisation convened to discuss imminent health issues in Geneva, Zika continued to dominate the news. Some argued that the only option to combat it was to find a vaccine –...

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This week in vaccines: 24th January 2016

This week in vaccines 24th January 2016 The World Economic Forum dominated the headlines this week, and it was at Davos that a new deal to support the most effective Ebola vaccine so far was...

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This year in vaccines: 2015

Emily Loud, Gavi Success stories Photo: Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  Let’s start with the good news – there was a lot of it this year! 2015 began with a massive boost for global immunisation, as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance secured $7.5 billion for the future of making vaccines work in the world’s poorest...

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This week in vaccines: 13th December 2015

This week in vaccines 13th December 2015 This week was one of reflection, as news outlets looked to the past and future of vaccine preventable bugs.  CNN walked us through a sad list of diseases that, thanks to vaccines and medical care, no longer exist for many, but still afflict the world’s...

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