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 cancer. 

Conversation continued around new research indicating that a fatal complication of measles is more common than previously thought – all the more reason to prevent it though vaccination. 

Bill Gates called on decision-makers to make tuberculosis history, with the aid of new tools and innovations including a more effective vaccine. 

Fresh insight revealed the extent to which the Ebola virus adapted to become more effective at infecting humans and deadlier as the epidemic in West Africa progressed. This raised concerns about outbreak response speeds and vaccine effectiveness.

Finally, a new collection of health statistics illuminated challenges and success stories across Africa’s 54 countries, including immunisation data.