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This week in vaccines: 22nd January 2017

  The World Economic Forum convened in Davos this week, where politicians and private sector leaders launched a new initiative aiming to manufacture vaccines for high-risk diseases ahead of potential...

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Malalai works to secure a polio-free Afghanistan

Malalai works with the polio vaccination teams in Nangarhar province. Malalai (name changed), a polio campaign monitor from Nangarhar province, is one of the heroes of the polio eradication effort, dedicating her work to ensuring that every child receives 2 drops of the polio vaccine during every single campaign...

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This week in vaccines: 5th June 2016

This week in vaccines 5th June 2016 This week polio in Pakistan grabbed our attention once again – but for a good reason. The country reported environmental samples negative for polio, which is a clear sign that the eradication campaign is gaining...

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Don’t let polio flatter to deceive

Jim Calverley, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Health), RESULTS UK Photo: Abhishek Bali/ACTION Over the past decade, 10 billion doses of Oral Polio Vaccine have been given to 2.5 billion children, preventing an estimated 3.5 million of cases of...

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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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Why is routine immunisation key to ending polio?  Pakistan’s focal point on polio eradication shares her expertise.  (Source:...

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Learning From Experience in Nigeria

Leilia Dore, World Health Organization As African leaders gather at the Ministerial Conference on Immunization on 24 and 25 February, lessons learned from polio eradication are helping to strengthen routine immunization programmes across the continent....

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This week in vaccines 14th February 2016 The big news this week was all about vaccines as effective investments, as a new batch of research showed that for every US $1 invested in immunisation, $16-$44 was reaped in socio-economic...

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This week in vaccines: 10th January 2016

This week in vaccines 10th January 2016 This week the conversation revolved around India, as the final round of Mission Indradhanush – a campaign to fully immunise more children – got...

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