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World Immunization Week 2016: 7 Days, 7 Ways to Improve Child Health

Amber Zeddies, Associate Communications Officer at the Gates Foundation. This week, governments, organizations and communities across the globe will come together to celebrate World Immunization Week. We’re excited to spend the week spotlighting the importance of immunization and highlighting the global push to “Close the Immunization Gap.” Throughout the next 7 days, we’ll be highlighting 7 ways to improve child health – one for each day of the week – focusing on vaccine successes, progress and opportunities to improve vaccination coverage...

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From Benin to Afghanistan, many countries introduced a new protection against polio this year – the inactivated polio vaccine!  A great step towards polio...

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The very good news about polio

Olivier Charmeil, CEO of Sanofi Pasteur and Gavi board member. An infant receives oral polio vaccine at a railway station in Patna, Bihar. Photo: Gavi/Manpreet Romana. This month, India is set to introduce one dose of inactivated injectable polio vaccine (IPV) to its national immunization...

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The tools to prevent disease

Preventing disease with immunisation would not be possible without vaccine manufacturers. After making 16 billion doses of polio vaccine since the Polio Eradication Initiative began in 1988, this weekend GSK shared how they get their shots ready to send out to the world’s...

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This week in vaccines – out of this world! 24th October 2015 From The Force Awakens to Back to the Future, this week the world was obsessed with sci-fi, and the vaccine community was no...

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Keeping DRC polio free

This African Immunisation Week, the Democratic Republic of Congo launched a the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to protect more than two million children. Gavi’s Fred Tissandier travelled to Kinshasa to see what was happening on the...

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“Of the people, by the people, for the people”

Communications and advocacy form the bedrock of reaching children with vaccines in Bangladesh Leilia Dore, World Health Organization A mother in Bangladesh explains to me that bringing her child for vaccinations is one of the most important things she can do to protect her...

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#TBT to the 1950s, when the polio vaccine was first developed in the US.  Years later Salk’s vaccine is still helping save lives and bring us closer to eradication – find out...

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