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This week in vaccines – 24 June 2018

This week, while a suspected polio case tested negative in Venezuela, vaccine-derived polio was confirmed in Papua New Guinea. The World Health Organization declared the Congolese Ebola outbreak ‘largely contained’, in part thanks to...

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This week in vaccines – 17 June 2018

Whilst MPs in the UK debated the economic impact of vaccinations, a new study showed that Hib and pneumococcal vaccines have saved 1.45 million lives since 2000, with support from...

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This week in vaccines – 3 June 2018

With the ring vaccination campaign against Ebola going well in Mbandaka, vaccination started in Bikoro this week. WHO are “cautiously optimistic” about the response. Gavi CEO Seth Berkley explained how a vaccine is now available against the disease, spoke to CNN about the campaign and talked about the high tech thermos that makes transporting the shot...

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This week in vaccines – 27 May 2018

With the Ebola vaccination campaign launching in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley travelled to the country. Whilst the vaccines could help stop the epidemic, Dr Berkley warned that they will not be a magic...

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This week in vaccines – 20 May 2018

This week a confirmed urban case of Ebola caused concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the first Ebola vaccines arrived in the country. The campaign will be the first time the vaccine has been used to stop an outbreak in its initial...

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This week in vaccines – 13 May 2018

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...

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This week in vaccines – 6 May 2018

Zimbabwe became the eighth African country to introduce the HPV vaccine this week as cervical cancer rates in the country spiral. Uganda launched a major vaccination drive to tackle a cholera outbreak in the country, whilst severe flooding leaves neighbouring Kenya and Somalia at risk of an...

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This week in vaccines – 29 April 2018

This World Immunisation Week, the World Health Organisation urged everyone to make vaccination a priority, with nearly 20 million children worldwide still missing out on life-saving vaccines. African Vaccination Week was also launched in Madagascar, whilst in Germany, Gavi CEO Seth Berkley discussed the challenges of working to increase vaccination coverage across African...

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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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