This week in vaccines
10th April 2016
This week health workers of all kinds, including those on the front lines of immunisation, were celebrated as part of World Health Workers Week.
Worries continued around Angola’s yellow fever outbreak and the availability of vaccines, and another round of parallels were drawn between Zika and rubella outbreaks.
In Ethiopia at the beginning of the week, international organisations urged African countries to prioritise vaccination in their budgets, while their real return on investment was illustrated by a handy infographic.
Afghanistan and Pakistan explained how they’ve been working together to protect children from polio across borders, and Mali introduced inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). UNICEF also shared a video explaining why “the switch” to IPV matters so much.
Preparations for World Immunisation Week (at the end of April) began, with Shot at Life helping a mother from Haiti tell her vaccination story.