Category: Outbreaks

Vaccination and global health security

Luc Debruyne, President, Global Vaccines, GSK As the UN General Assembly in New York draws to a close this week, I was happy to hear discussions at the meeting moving on from debating what should be part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to agreeing what actually needs to happen now on the ground to improve health, prosperity and sustainable development by...

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Vulnerable Kids Everywhere Need Their Health Shots

A child is vaccinated against polio in Syria. Photo: WHO Flavia Bustreo, World Health Organization Assistant Director-General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health, and Vice Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance It is hard to imagine a more effective method than vaccination for keeping children...

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Liberia looks back on Ebola

It’s been more than two years now since the World Health Organization declared the Ebola crisis in West Africa an international public health emergency. After losing 4,800 people to the disease, trialling an experimental Ebola vaccine and finally getting rid of the virus, Liberia has learned many lessons and is now on the road to...

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Près de 2 millions de personnes vaccinées contre la fièvre jaune

La République démocratique du Congo a procédé à une campagne d’urgence financée par Gavi (Crédit photo : OMS/ Eugène Kabambi) Un total de 11 zones de santé du Kongo-Central et de la Ville-Province de Kinshasa ont été ciblées pour mener une campagne de riposte aux cas de fièvre jaune enregistrés dans le pays et en Angola...

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