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This week in vaccines: 20th November 2016

This week saw the world’s first malaria vaccine claim the limelight once again, as global health and financing organisations announced plans to conduct pilot studies to see how the vaccine would work in...

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This week in vaccines: 30th October 2016

This week kicked off with World Polio Day, prompting stories and discussions about the journey towards eradication from all corners of the world. As 1 million cholera vaccines made their way to Haiti, one expert considered the long term picture, calling for a more sustainable approach to controlling the...

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This week in vaccines: 23rd October 2016

The top headline this week was the announcement from Gavi, UNICEF and other international vaccine partners that a vital immunisation – protecting against not 1 but 5 diseases – would be available to eligible countries for less than $1 per dose by...

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This week in vaccines: 16th October 2016

This week saw International Day of the Girl Child inspire organisations worldwide to redouble their efforts to support girls and the challenges they face to health and education. This included the announcement of a new partnership between Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Girl Effect to help boost demand for HPV vaccination – which helps prevent cervical cancer – in sub-Saharan...

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This week in vaccines: 9th October 2016

This week in vaccines 9th October 2016 This week ended with the release of two major reports; the first was “Further, Faster Fairer” from Save the Children, which tallied immunisation progress around the world and outlined key challenge areas for reaching every child with...

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This week in vaccines: 2nd October 2016

This week in vaccines 2nd October 2016 The biggest news this week was that the Americas were declared free of endemic measles, meaning that they have not seen home-grown cases in some...

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This week in vaccines: 11th September 2016

This week in vaccines 11th September 2016 This week the DRC’s yellow fever vaccine campaign was concluded in record time, and the immunisation response to Nigeria’s unexpected polio cases continued to gather speed....

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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: 7th August 2016

This week in vaccines 7th August 2016 This week, as the Olympics kicked off in Rio and concerns about the gathering received another outing, scientists edged closer to a workable vaccine against...

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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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