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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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This week in vaccines: 21st August 2016

This week in vaccines 21st August 2016 This week saw the launch of a massive emergency vaccine campaign in DRC, using 1/5 of the normal dose, stretching supply to protect 10 million people before the beginning of the rainy...

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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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Immunisation: a powerful piece of the equality puzzle

Anuradha Gupta, DCEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance A mother and father celebrate their baby’s vaccination in Nepal. Photo: Gavi/Oscar Seykens. In 2016, girls and women are still more likely to miss out when it comes to the advances of global development: going to school, getting well paid for their work or representing their country...

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In The Gambia, vaccines work against pneumonia  New research shows just how much pneumococcal vaccines have been preventing pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis in children in The Gambia.  For more, read this...

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