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This week in vaccines: 27th March 2016

This week in vaccines 27th March 2016 There were no shortage of vaccine launches this week, as Kyrgyzstan launched pneumococcal vaccine and South Sudan started a campaign to immunise people against meningitis...

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This week in vaccines: 6th March 2016

This week in vaccines 6th March 2016 This week was a big one for HPV vaccination, as both Nepal and India started introducing the vaccine to protect girls from major causes of cervical...

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On the Frontlines: Supporting Health Workers that Deliver Lifesaving Vaccines

Photo: Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International. Scott Weathers, Global Health Corps Policy Fellow at IntraHealth International One of the greatest successes in global health in the past 25 years has been the slashing of childhood mortality rates around the world driven by increased access to vaccines delivered by frontline health...

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This week in vaccines 7th February 2016 This week World Cancer Day was the centre of attention, with vaccines celebrated as a powerful (yet in some cases still underused) tool for preventing some major causes of the...

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This week in vaccines: 16th January 2016

This week in vaccines 16th January 2016 Indian innovation for vaccines continued to form part of the discussion this week, as UNDP shared insights into eVIN – a smartphone app that will help vaccines work for more children, primarily by using real-time data to avoid...

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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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Smartphones in India: dial V for vaccine

Duncan Graham-Rowe, Gavi.  At the end of a busy vaccination session, Mitra Kumari needs to take stock, literally. As a cold-chain handler for the Bareilly Primary Health Center in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populated state, she needs to know that she has enough vaccine doses in stock for the next day’s immunisation...

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This week in vaccines 6th December 2015 Polio was back in the news this week as India took a huge step towards cementing progress against the disease by introducing inactivated polio vaccine...

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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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