Tag: ebola

Ebola – 5 vaccine lessons

More than a year on from the start of the Ebola epidemic, the world has been hard at work trying to learn from the factors that have so far contributed to over 11,000 deaths.…

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Immunization Advocacy Work Resumes as Liberian Ebola Outbreak Recedes

Mike McQuestion, Director, Sustainable Immunization Financing Team at the Sabin Vaccine Institute The opening ceremony of a recent Liberia/Sierra Leone Peer exchange meeting. Photo by Cliff Kamara. One year into the Ebola outbreak, Liberia’s health system is in tumult, impeding progress toward the country’s sustainable immunization financing...

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CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, talks to Nature about the challenges of getting vaccines to work in low income countries, as well as putting anti-vaccine sentiment in perspective. Read his full Q &...

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Promoting immunization amidst the threat of Ebola

Ramatu Jalloh and Mohammad B. Jalloh, Health and Nutrition Sierra Leone Civil Society Platform (HANSLCSP) The Ebola outbreak that began in May 2014 derailed significant progress that had been made in helping immunization coverage rates recover from the 1990-2000 civil conflict as well as undermining an already fragile health...

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One year on from the identification of the Ebola epidemic, what are the lessons we must learn to avoid future outbreaks?  Changing the way we think about the development of vaccines and drugs might provide an...

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Polio and Ebola: Legacy in Action

Surveillance experts from India are working to strengthen the Ebola outbreak response in Sierra Leone In January 2015, 26 surveillance experts from the National Polio Surveillance Programme (NPSP) in India boarded a plane that would take them to western...

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Strength in unity: launch of civil society platform for Francophone Africa

Guy Aho Tete Benissan, REPAOC Regional Coordinator, Member of Gavi CSO Constituency Steering Committee. It all started in Dakar, in September 2011 during the first consultation of the Francophone African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), where we were about thirty francophone NGOs meeting to discuss issues related to health systems strengthening and vaccination programs in our...

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Ahead of the curve: 4 Reasons why Rwanda is prepared to handle the Ebola crisis better than West African countries

Erin Hohlfelder, Global Health Policy Director, ONE One year ago, I was walking through Redemption Hospital outside Monrovia, Liberia, and I remember thinking to myself, this is pretty bleak. As we were touring the dim, tiny space, we turned a corner and saw a boy, badly burned and injured, sitting out in open air on a folding table, waiting listlessly for medical...

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