Category: @vaccines

Red Noses for @Vaccines

This week @Vaccines is curated by the Washington, DC staff of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. They’ll be tweeting Vax Facts and getting seriously silly in advance of Red Nose Day...

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RESULTS for @Vaccines

This week @Vaccines is curated by Laura Kerr, Policy Advocacy Officer (Child Health) with RESULTS UK and passionate grassroots campaigner for universal immunisation around the world. Immunisation is one of RESULTS UK’s core issues as part of our goal of improving global health, especially for the poorest and most marginalised individuals, families, and communities in developing...

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@Vaccines Supply Chain in Nigeria

This week, @Vaccines is curated by Umeh Chukwunonso, a public health expert from Nigeria, who is passionate about improving lives and preventing disease through effective use of vaccines. Chukwunonso has played a key role in training community health workers in Nigeria during the roll-out of several vaccines, including the five-in-one (2012), pneumococcal (2014) and inactivated polio vaccines...

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@Vaccines for South Asia

This week Anuradha Gupta, Deputy Chief Executive of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, will be sharing her perspectives @Vaccines. Anuradha joined Gavi in 2014, after her role as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Mission Director of the National Health Mission, Government of...

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@Vaccines for a Shot at Life

This week, @Vaccines is curated by Paula Kiger, a Shot@Life Champion Leader, blogger and mother of two from Tallahassee, Florida.  Paula is attending the annual Shot@Life Champion Summit taking place in Washington,...

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The future of @Vaccines in Africa

This week, @Vaccines is curated by Frédérique Tissandier from Gavi’s media team. Fred is attending #MCIA16 – the first ministerial conference on immunisation in Africa – taking place in Addis Ababa, 24-25...

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Championing @Vaccines in Nigeria

This week, @Vaccines will be curated by Dr. Obinna Ebirim, a medical doctor and vaccine champion from Nigeria. Obinna is passionate about public health and has promised to tell us about how he and other immunisation champions help vaccines work in...

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@Vaccines for every community

This week, Amber Zeddies from the Gates Foundation takes over @Vaccines to tweet from the Reaching Every Community workshop in Cape Town. Here, she introduces herself: In less than a generation, Africa has made tremendous gains in increasing access to immunization and driving down child...

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Young leaders @Vaccines

We often hear that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, but Elizabeth Kane & Dominik Schröder from Young Leaders for Health beg to differ. As this week’s curators over @Vaccines, they’ll be arguing that the youth of today are the leaders of...

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Getting @Vaccines where they need to go

Getting vaccines where they need to go, on time and intact, is no simple feat. This is particularly true in the developing world where vaccines face many obstacles such as poorly planned delivery routes, archaic data collecting methods that still rely on pen and paper, a lack of well-trained support staff to manage the supply chain, poor transport and logistics systems, and insufficient cold chain oversight, to name a...

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