Tag: measles

Making a roaring success of immunisation in Indonesia

Around the world, there is a vast network of volunteers working directly with children and their families to support immunisation, alongside official health providers. These “Lions” – members and leaders of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) – play a unique role as a bridge between the community and the government, WHO, UNICEF, civic leaders, clergy, and other partners involved in helping many kinds of vaccines work.

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Malawi’s Lions build trust to tackle measles & rubella

Maike Bildhauer, Media & Communications Consultant

In June this year the government of Malawi, UNICEF and WHO conducted nationwide immunisation campaign to protect children from measles and rubella. Nearly 8 million children were to receive the vaccine – a major target which could not have been achieved without massive social mobilisation.

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This week in vaccines: 12th February 2017

This week saw the passing of data-loving “edutainer” and vaccine advocate Hans Rosling, prompting many to re-share his famous TED talk and other notable occasions when he shared his optimism about global health and...

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This week in vaccines: 29th January 2017

Pneumococcal vaccines – which prevent a key cause of pneumonia – were in the spotlight this week as discussion renewed around their role fighting superbugs, and the global partners Pfizer and Gavi marked the delivery of more than 250 million of these vaccines to lower income...

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This week in vaccines: 6th November 2016

This week a Lancet study drew attention to the death sentence faced by many women developing female cancers in developing countries, and how HPV vaccines could save hundreds of thousands more lives by preventing the major causes of cervical...

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Red Cross & Red Crescent @Vaccines

This week @Vaccines is curated by Dr. Julie Lyn Hall, Head of Health and Care at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, who will be tweeting from Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization meeting and a high-level discussion on using measles and rubella programmes to strengthen routine...

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Lions of Zambia campaign for @Vaccines

This week @Vaccines is curated by the Zambian Lions, in collaboration with Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. LCIF and Gavi have partnered since 2013 to protect children in the world’s poorest countries, chiefly through the support provided by the millions of volunteer members – or “Lions” – that LCIF has around the...

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