Tag: women’s health

This week in vaccines: 6th November 2016

This week a Lancet study drew attention to the death sentence faced by many women developing female cancers in developing countries, and how HPV vaccines could save hundreds of thousands more lives by preventing the major causes of cervical...

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The Girl Who Could Do Anything

Christine McNab, senior consultant in photography and communications for development.  First, there was Wandee. A baby girl, born in a wooden house as the rains receded from the rice fields, 55 years ago....

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How understanding gender inequalities can help vaccinate more children

A mother and child at a health clinic in Bangladesh. Photo: Gavi/GMB Akash Emily Loud, Gavi When you look at this photograph, what do you see? Although gender equality doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think about immunisation, it’s almost always mothers who fill the frames of images illustrating vaccine campaigns across the...

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Learning to get HPV vaccines to the world’s poorest girls

Celina Hanson (Gavi), Paul Bloem (WHO) & Emily Loud (Gavi).  Women in developing countries disproportionately suffer from the burden of cervical cancer, yet often their countries do not have resources to establish screening programs that save women’s lives elsewhere....

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Happy international women’s day!  Let’s celebrate the interventions we have to improve women’s health. …

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“No woman should die because of where she lives”

Diane Summers, Senior Specialist, Advocacy and Public Policy, Gavi. Immunisation is often thought about purely in terms of saving children’s lives. But vaccines also have far reaching effects into adulthood, and the Humanpapillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against a major infectious cause of cervical cancer, is one such...

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