Tag: medicine

2016: six diseases that shook the world

The past 12 months have been challenging for many reasons, and the arena of global health was no exception. We take a closer look at six diseases that challenged complacency and made us appreciate the importance of immunisation as well as the people behind...

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This week in vaccines 1st May 2016 The last seven days have seen celebrations of progress and discussions of remaining vaccine challenges, as World Immunisation Week got underway.  The week kicked off with a summary of key immunisation issues for...

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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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This week in vaccines: 3rd April 2016

This week in vaccines 3rd April 2016 As the World Health Organisation declared that Ebola was no longer a public health emergency of international concern, a new case was confirmed in Liberia and experts warned that complacency was a threat to completing work on the...

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