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This week in vaccines – 22nd April 2018

This week, as it was announced that malaria vaccine pilot programmes have steered past final delays, Commonwealth countries pledged to inject £2.7 billion into the fight against malaria. Meanwhile, African experts warned that big changes are needed to eliminate the...

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This week in vaccines – 15th April 2018

This week the cancer-preventing properties of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine were in the headlines, as Tanzania (pictured) introduced the shot into its routine immunisation programme, Zimbabwe prepared to do the same, and new research found that parents in the UK want the HPV vaccine for their sons...

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This week in vaccines – 8 April 2018

In the week when the World Health Organization celebrated its 70th birthday, it also supported immunisation advances by recommending the Gavi-supported typhoid conjugate vaccine for use in endemic...

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This week in vaccines – 25th March 2018

This week Pakistan prepared to launch a measles vaccination campaign with Gavi support, whilst Colombia recorded its first measles case since 2015. War-torn Yemen braced itself for a new cholera outbreak as the rainy season...

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This week in vaccines – 18 March 2018

This week, while the spread of drug-resistant typhoid was reported in Pakistan and Lassa fever raged on in Nigeria, the WHO warned that an unknown illness ( “disease X”) could cause the next big...

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This week in vaccines – 11 March 2018

In the week of International Women’s Day, the Global Health 50/50 report explored how organisations in the field performed on gender equality, naming Gavi, Global Fund and only a few others as the highest...

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This week in vaccines – 4 March 2018

In the week that marked the 20th anniversary of Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent paper falsely linking the measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism, global health leaders reflected on its legacy.

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This week in vaccines: 18th February 2018

This week Bill and Melinda Gates used their tenth annual letter to answer ten tough questions, citing their work improving vaccine coverage as one of their biggest achievements in India and encouraging governments to invest in vaccines and...

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