Tag: polio

@Vaccines to end polio: Rotary lead the way

July 24 may mark one year without new polio cases for Nigeria. This could mark a major milestone for global health. John Hewko, the general secretary of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, will be curating @Vaccines for the week to discuss the importance of Nigeria’s success in our fight to end polio...

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From Cameroon – a personal journey to end polio

Wednesday 15 July 2015, Cameroon introduced the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunisation programme. The oral polio vaccine (OPV) is widely used in developing countries and while it has successfully reduced polio cases by 99% worldwide, adding IPV to routine immunisation programmes will further improve...

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Following the Cold Chain in Bangladesh

Leilia Dore, World Health Organisation In Bangladesh, routine immunisation reaches over 82 % of children with the vaccines they need to protect them against diseases like polio, measles, tetanus and many...

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CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, talks to Nature about the challenges of getting vaccines to work in low income countries, as well as putting anti-vaccine sentiment in perspective. Read his full Q &...

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Keeping DRC polio free

This African Immunisation Week, the Democratic Republic of Congo launched a the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to protect more than two million children. Gavi’s Fred Tissandier travelled to Kinshasa to see what was happening on the...

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