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This week in vaccines: 21st February 2016

This week in vaccines 21st February 2016 This week, the global health community prepared to meet in Ethiopia to secure the future of disease prevention through commitment to vaccination for all children across the...

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This week in vaccines: 31st January 2016

This week in vaccines 31st January 2016 As the World Health Organisation convened to discuss imminent health issues in Geneva, Zika continued to dominate the news. Some argued that the only option to combat it was to find a vaccine –...

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This week in vaccines: 24th January 2016

This week in vaccines 24th January 2016 The World Economic Forum dominated the headlines this week, and it was at Davos that a new deal to support the most effective Ebola vaccine so far was...

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This week in vaccines: 16th January 2016

This week in vaccines 16th January 2016 Indian innovation for vaccines continued to form part of the discussion this week, as UNDP shared insights into eVIN – a smartphone app that will help vaccines work for more children, primarily by using real-time data to avoid...

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This week in vaccines: 10th January 2016

This week in vaccines 10th January 2016 This week the conversation revolved around India, as the final round of Mission Indradhanush – a campaign to fully immunise more children – got...

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This year in vaccines: 2015

Emily Loud, Gavi Success stories Photo: Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  Let’s start with the good news – there was a lot of it this year! 2015 began with a massive boost for global immunisation, as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance secured $7.5 billion for the future of making vaccines work in the world’s poorest...

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This week in vaccines: 13th December 2015

This week in vaccines 13th December 2015 This week was one of reflection, as news outlets looked to the past and future of vaccine preventable bugs.  CNN walked us through a sad list of diseases that, thanks to vaccines and medical care, no longer exist for many, but still afflict the world’s...

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This week in vaccines: 14th November 2015

This week in vaccines 14th November 2015 This week was all about reflecting on big picture progress, and undoubtedly the highest profile stories revolved around World Pneumonia Day. On 12th November people around the world united to remind the global community that pneumonia is still the biggest killer of children under five, despite a range of vaccines to prevent its causes and treatments to stop its...

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This week in vaccines: 8th November 2015

This week in vaccines 8th November 2015 This week the diseases were varied, but the conversation was all about looking to the future of prevention. Despite ongoing conflict, Yemen introduced a new vaccine to join the push for polio eradication and better protect its...

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This week in vaccines: 31st October 2015

This week in vaccines 31st October 2015 This week began with sobering news of an earthquake in Afghanistan and surrounding areas. As the humanitarian response kicked in on Tuesday, Afghan health authorities showed their commitment to ensuring no interruption in the delivery of life-saving vaccines by opening a special storage facility at Kabul...

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