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This week in vaccines: 5th March 2017

This week the World Health Organization took measures to counter misinformation, outlining trustworthy online sources when it comes to immunisation information. The CDC kept up its vaccine advocacy on Twitter with the image...

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This week in vaccines: 26th February 2017

This week global health leaders assessed progress towards vaccination for all children, and concluded that the world is behind schedule. The plight of children in Yemen, left at risk of polio due to conflict, was also brought to the fore, while a vaccination campaign to contain cholera was organised in South...

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This week in vaccines: 19th February 2017

This week Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter, including a showcase for the “miracle” vaccines they have championed to save children’s lives around the world for some...

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This week in vaccines: 12th February 2017

This week saw the passing of data-loving “edutainer” and vaccine advocate Hans Rosling, prompting many to re-share his famous TED talk and other notable occasions when he shared his optimism about global health and...

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This week in vaccines: 29th January 2017

Pneumococcal vaccines – which prevent a key cause of pneumonia – were in the spotlight this week as discussion renewed around their role fighting superbugs, and the global partners Pfizer and Gavi marked the delivery of more than 250 million of these vaccines to lower income...

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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: 15th January 2017

This week was a big one for Pakistan, as officials in Balochistan responded to a rare strain of polio with a big vaccination campaign, and Punjab became the first province to launch rotavirus vaccine, a key measure to prevent child deaths from...

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This week in vaccines: 11th December 2016

This week Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced a decision to support humanitarian organisations working in Syria to prevent outbreaks of preventable diseases amid the conflict. Immunisation in Côte d’Ivoire took centre stage as, five years after civil war, they reported vaccination progress and politicians explained their dedication to the...

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This week in vaccines: 4th December 2016

This week World AIDS day saw renewed discussion around the possibilities of an HIV vaccine, and one new promising vaccine trial was set to kick off. Education and vaccination organisations partnered up to help the world’s most vulnerable children have a healthy, productive...

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This week in vaccines: 27th November 2016

After the World Health Organisation stated that Zika was no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, conversation around what this meant persisted, while efforts to find a vaccine...

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