This week the delayed cholera vaccination campaign got underway in Yemen, whilst in Africa the largest cholera vaccine drive in history was launched.

The confirmation of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was met with a rapid response, with the World Health Organization fearing that the outbreak could spread to big cities. Could ‘pop-up’ vaccine factories be the answer to responding rapidly to outbreaks like this?

Gavi and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW) announced plans to expand leadership training for a stronger supply chain, whilst new management training for immunisation leaders kicked-off in Kigali.

And finally in research, an independent review finds that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective and there were promising results from a study into the effectiveness of Hib combination vaccines.