Tag: polio

This week in vaccines: 21st August 2016

This week in vaccines 21st August 2016 This week saw the launch of a massive emergency vaccine campaign in DRC, using 1/5 of the normal dose, stretching supply to protect 10 million people before the beginning of the rainy...

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This week in vaccines: 14th August 2016

This week in vaccines 14th August 2016 This week we saw the unwelcome return of polio to Borno state, Nigeria, on what would have been the 2 year anniversary of a polio free...

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This week in vaccines: 31st July 2016

This week in vaccines 31st July 2016 This week saw organisations come together to celebrate World Hepatitis Day, and call for elimination of the disease in the face of a growing number of deaths, including vaccines for types A and...

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@Vaccines against polio

This week, @Vaccines is curated by Dr. Anuj Bhattachan, a physician, blogger and traveller from Nepal, passionate about global health, poverty and equity issues in low income settings. Dr. Anuj has been involved with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) since 2005 and will tweet about how vaccines work in Pakistan, with a particular focus on Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIA) in...

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This week in vaccines: 24th July 2016

This week in vaccines 24th July 2016 Today marks two years since Nigeria’s last case of wild poliovirus – a remarkable milestone for the country’s vaccination campaigns, health workers and technical...

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Malalai works to secure a polio-free Afghanistan

Malalai works with the polio vaccination teams in Nangarhar province. Malalai (name changed), a polio campaign monitor from Nangarhar province, is one of the heroes of the polio eradication effort, dedicating her work to ensuring that every child receives 2 drops of the polio vaccine during every single campaign...

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This week in vaccines: 5th June 2016

This week in vaccines 5th June 2016 This week polio in Pakistan grabbed our attention once again – but for a good reason. The country reported environmental samples negative for polio, which is a clear sign that the eradication campaign is gaining...

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This week in vaccines: 22nd May 2016

This week in vaccines 22nd May 2016 This week the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen saw organisations and leaders from around the world gather to consider the global fight for women’s rights across a variety of...

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This week in vaccines: 15th May 2016

This week in vaccines 15th May 2016 This week was a busy one for vaccine innovation and partnership, with the Gates Foundation announcing an agreement to manufacture polio vaccine to complete the eradication campaign, a new initiative piloting the use of drones for vaccine and medical delivery and the latest malaria vaccine being named the most effective so...

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This week in vaccines: 8th March 2016

This week in vaccines 8th March 2016 In the wake of World Immunisation Week, 155 countries completed the polio vaccine switch within the two week time frame, bringing the world even closer to eradicating the...

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