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This week in vaccines – 19 August 2018

In the week that Ebola spread to a new province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Lancet took stock of current progress in preventing Ebola by vaccination, and Nature argued that we are better prepared than ever...

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This week in vaccines – 12 August 2018

With another Ebola outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a vaccination campaign targeting health workers began in the east of the country this week. There was progress in two polio-endemic countries, with Nigeria approving a $150 million World Bank loan to fight the disease, and  Pakistan launching a vaccination campaign to reach nearly 20 million...

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This week in vaccines – 5 August 2018

As the media reflected on the response to the last outbreak, DRC announced that Ebola has struck again in another part of the country. The Wellcome Trust explains why putting research at the heart of our response to such epidemics saves...

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This week in vaccines – 29 July 2018

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared over this week, but CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Dr. Seth Berkley reminded us that the work must continue to contain potential...

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This week in vaccines – 22 July 2018

The World Health Organisation and UNICEF released their annual immunisation coverage estimates this week, which found that a record number of children worldwide were immunised in 2017. The WHO also published a report on inequality in immunisation, and the Lancet Global Health pondered immunisation in a “me first”...

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This week in vaccines – 15 July 2018

This week Papua New Guinea’s health minister announced that their polio outbreak is under control, and the Indian government shared efforts to target mobile and migratory populations to prevent re-emergence of the...

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This week in vaccines – 8 July 2018

A ninth polio case was confirmed in Afghanistan this week as vaccination campaigns also began there and in neighbouring Pakistan, while an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is threatening global eradication...

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This week in vaccines – 1 July 2018

After the announcement that Ebola outbreak in DRC has been largely contained, Scientific American discussed how the vaccine transformed the outbreak response. Meanwhile, Forbes praised the pharmaceutical industry’s role in Ebola vaccine development and The Guardian looked ahead to how the Global Virome Project could help tackle the next pandemic...

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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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