Tag: pneumonia

A shot at tackling childhood pneumonia in India

Dr. Mangla Sood, State Immunization Officer, Himachal Pradesh Looking out over India from the north-west Himalayas, Mandi was the perfect setting for an historic day for public health last week, whose consequences will reach across the whole...

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Making vaccines work to prevent pneumonia

A pneumococcal vaccine is prepared in Kenya. Photo: Gavi/Evelyn Hockstein.  Ahead of World Pneumonia Day on 12th November, we spoke to Professor Andrew Pollard of Oxford University about his work in studying the impact of pneumococcal vaccines on the fight against pneumonia in developing countries: Why did you choose to work on the prevention of infectious diseases like pneumonia and, in particular, child...

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@Vaccines to stop pneumonia

This week, @Vaccines is curated by Dr. Kate O’Brien, Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. O’Brien is a physician, an epidemiologist and a vaccinologist with a focus in vaccine preventable childhood...

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Preventing illness & its costs: the impact of pneumococcal vaccines in The Gambia

Katie Gorham, Scientific Communications Specialist International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC).  The pneumococcal vaccine in action. Photo: Gavi/ Olivier Asselin.  As celebration of World Immunization Week continues, two recently published studies shed light on the economic costs of pneumococcal disease and the health impact of the vaccines designed to prevent...

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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: 13th December 2015

This week in vaccines 13th December 2015 This week was one of reflection, as news outlets looked to the past and future of vaccine preventable bugs.  CNN walked us through a sad list of diseases that, thanks to vaccines and medical care, no longer exist for many, but still afflict the world’s...

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This week in vaccines: 14th November 2015

This week in vaccines 14th November 2015 This week was all about reflecting on big picture progress, and undoubtedly the highest profile stories revolved around World Pneumonia Day. On 12th November people around the world united to remind the global community that pneumonia is still the biggest killer of children under five, despite a range of vaccines to prevent its causes and treatments to stop its...

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