Tag: vaccine

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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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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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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On the Frontlines: Supporting Health Workers that Deliver Lifesaving Vaccines

Photo: Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International. Scott Weathers, Global Health Corps Policy Fellow at IntraHealth International One of the greatest successes in global health in the past 25 years has been the slashing of childhood mortality rates around the world driven by increased access to vaccines delivered by frontline health...

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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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Five years at the heart of global immunisation

Dagfinn makes a new friend at health centre in Cambodia. Photo: Gavi/Luc Forsyth. Dagfinn Høybråten has served as Board Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance since 2011, overseeing some monumental achievements in global vaccination programmes for the world’s poorest...

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