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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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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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