Tag: World Immunisation Week

@Vaccines for World Immunization Week

Happy World Immunization Week! To reflect the huge range of amazing people and organisations who will be raising their voices for vaccines over the next few days, this week we have a number of different curators looking after the @Vaccines handle on...

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RESULTS for @Vaccines

This week @Vaccines is curated by Laura Kerr, Policy Advocacy Officer (Child Health) with RESULTS UK and passionate grassroots campaigner for universal immunisation around the world. Immunisation is one of RESULTS UK’s core issues as part of our goal of improving global health, especially for the poorest and most marginalised individuals, families, and communities in developing...

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This week in vaccines 1st May 2016 The last seven days have seen celebrations of progress and discussions of remaining vaccine challenges, as World Immunisation Week got underway.  The week kicked off with a summary of key immunisation issues for...

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Don’t let polio flatter to deceive

Jim Calverley, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Health), RESULTS UK Photo: Abhishek Bali/ACTION Over the past decade, 10 billion doses of Oral Polio Vaccine have been given to 2.5 billion children, preventing an estimated 3.5 million of cases of...

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Immunization under fire

Robin Nandy, Principal Advisor & Chief of Immunizations at UNICEF In March, a child receives a dose of oral polio vaccine from a health worker in Baghdad’s Al-Takya Al-Kasnazaniya Camp for displaced Iraqi...

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Preventing illness & its costs: the impact of pneumococcal vaccines in The Gambia

Katie Gorham, Scientific Communications Specialist International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC).  The pneumococcal vaccine in action. Photo: Gavi/ Olivier Asselin.  As celebration of World Immunization Week continues, two recently published studies shed light on the economic costs of pneumococcal disease and the health impact of the vaccines designed to prevent...

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