Tag: polio eradication

This week in vaccines: 22nd January 2017

  The World Economic Forum convened in Davos this week, where politicians and private sector leaders launched a new initiative aiming to manufacture vaccines for high-risk diseases ahead of potential...

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This week in vaccines: 29th May 2016

This week in vaccines 29th May 2016 This week was packed with international events, with the World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Istanbul and the World Health Assembly convening in...

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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 year in vaccines: 2015

Emily Loud, Gavi Success stories Photo: Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  Let’s start with the good news – there was a lot of it this year! 2015 began with a massive boost for global immunisation, as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance secured $7.5 billion for the future of making vaccines work in the world’s poorest...

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From Benin to Afghanistan, many countries introduced a new protection against polio this year – the inactivated polio vaccine!  A great step towards polio...

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Polio: the last mile

Huma Khawar, freelance journalist and consultant for Vaccine Implementation Technical Advisory Consortium (VITAC). The expression on his face changed as he spoke on the phone. The visitors sitting in his room could guess that news from the other end was not exactly pleasant for Dr Rafiq Ahmed, a District Officer Health in...

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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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This week in vaccines 22nd November 2015 This week it was the turn of deadly diarrhoea to take the stage for World Toilet Day. Although it has a humorous name, the day covered serious matters – considering how to prevent more than half a million child deaths from diarrhoea every...

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This week in vaccines: 31st October 2015

This week in vaccines 31st October 2015 This week began with sobering news of an earthquake in Afghanistan and surrounding areas. As the humanitarian response kicked in on Tuesday, Afghan health authorities showed their commitment to ensuring no interruption in the delivery of life-saving vaccines by opening a special storage facility at Kabul...

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Final push against polio: Punjab shows the way in Pakistan

Emily Loud, Gavi, with help from Acasus. Vaccinator in Punjab province uses a mobile application to register immunisations. Photo: Acasus / 2014 It’s not often you pick up the phone and hear the voice of a senior minister at the other end, asking how you think local immunisation services could be...

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