Tag: Zika

This week in vaccines: 26th February 2017

This week global health leaders assessed progress towards vaccination for all children, and concluded that the world is behind schedule. The plight of children in Yemen, left at risk of polio due to conflict, was also brought to the fore, while a vaccination campaign to contain cholera was organised in South...

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This week in vaccines: 5th February 2017

This week had a promising start as footballers endorsed vaccination at the Africa Cup of Nations, and leaders from across the African continent united in their support of access to immunisation for all...

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This week in vaccines: 15th January 2017

This week was a big one for Pakistan, as officials in Balochistan responded to a rare strain of polio with a big vaccination campaign, and Punjab became the first province to launch rotavirus vaccine, a key measure to prevent child deaths from...

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This week in vaccines: 11th December 2016

This week Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced a decision to support humanitarian organisations working in Syria to prevent outbreaks of preventable diseases amid the conflict. Immunisation in Côte d’Ivoire took centre stage as, five years after civil war, they reported vaccination progress and politicians explained their dedication to the...

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This week in vaccines: 27th November 2016

After the World Health Organisation stated that Zika was no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, conversation around what this meant persisted, while efforts to find a vaccine...

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This week in vaccines: 2nd October 2016

This week in vaccines 2nd October 2016 The biggest news this week was that the Americas were declared free of endemic measles, meaning that they have not seen home-grown cases in some...

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This week in vaccines: 11th September 2016

This week in vaccines 11th September 2016 This week the DRC’s yellow fever vaccine campaign was concluded in record time, and the immunisation response to Nigeria’s unexpected polio cases continued to gather speed....

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This week in vaccines: 4th September 2016

This week in vaccines 4th September 2016 This week marked 10 years since the release of the first vaccine against HPV, which helps prevent a major cause of cervical cancer around the...

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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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