Tag: Kenya

STEP-ping up to share skills and save lives

Emily Loud, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “There is a lot to manage to make sure children are vaccinated in Kenya. With hard to reach areas, inadequate transport and high turnover of workers, I used to wonder how we were going to keep everything going.” In her work as a community nurse, Lucy Wanjiku saw the damage done by preventable diseases, and wanted to do something about...

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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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Supporting vaccines & fighting pneumonia in Kenya

Tabitha Mwangi, freelance journalist, Kenya.  The Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Study (PCVIS) was set up by the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Program in Kilifi in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health to analyze the impact of the newly introduced vaccine (PCV10) against pneumonia and pneumococcal...

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