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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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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: 24th January 2016

This week in vaccines 24th January 2016 The World Economic Forum dominated the headlines this week, and it was at Davos that a new deal to support the most effective Ebola vaccine so far was...

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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: 10th January 2016

This week in vaccines 10th January 2016 This week the conversation revolved around India, as the final round of Mission Indradhanush – a campaign to fully immunise more children – got...

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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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Preventable diseases are still alive and kicking, even though vaccines work to stop them.  For a better look at outbreaks around the world, check out this great map from Council of Foreign...

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The Board Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, says we must share vaccine technology with all countries to save lives.  He recently went to China to see how they can help with this...

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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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