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Disease: Polio

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Adult Vaccination Resources Library

This online library gathers resources specifically related to adult immunization, providing healthcare providers and the general public with access to relevant resources that can be used in a clinic setting or for individual education. It includes …

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

Assessing the Potency of Oral Polio Vaccine Kept Outside of the Cold Chain During a National Immunization Campaign in Chad

This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study of the potency of monovalent oral polio vaccine type 3 kept at ambient temperatures during a polio immunization campaign in Chad. The results of the study show that post-campaign laboratory …

Author: Zipursky S, Boualam L, Cheikh DO, et al.

Published: 2011

Calling the Shots: A Review of Global Immunisation Initiatives and Future Priorities

This report reviews the successes and challenges of current global immunization programs, with a particular focus on: pneumonia, diarrheal disease, polio, measles, and rubella. It argues that while there is much to be applauded, there is a funding …

Author: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Published: 2013

Challenges Faced by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

After the World Health Assembly resolved in 1988 to eradicate wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission globally by 2000, dramatic progress in reducing polio cases and increasing the number of countries that interrupted indigenous WPV transmission was …

Author: Wassilak S, Orenstein W

Published: 2010

Characterization and Standardization of Sabin Based Inactivated Polio Vaccine: Proposal for a New Antigen Unit for Inactivated Polio Vaccines

To prepare for the post-eradication period of polio and meet expected demand for inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), the production capacity of wild-type IPV needs to increase. However, the strains used for this process require stringent containment …

Author: Westdijk J, Brugmans D, Martin J, et al.

Published: 2011

Communication for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization: Checklists and Easy Reference Guides

This document provides a collection of checklists that serve as a quick-reference communications and social mobilization guide on aspects of routine immunization and disease surveillance, in addition to supplementary immunization for polio …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund, US Agency for International Development

Published: 2002

Diseases and the Vaccines That Prevent Them

This series of fact sheets describes symptoms of infection as well as the benefits and risk of vaccination for 14 diseases, including hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, influenza, pneumococcal disease, polio, and rotavirus. There …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2011

Effect of Multiple, Simultaneous Vaccines on Polio Seroresponse and Associated Health Outcomes

This article, published in Vaccine, compared vaccination with inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) alone or simultaneously with one other vaccine to vaccination with IPV and four other vaccines among adults in the United States military. The results …

Author: Broderick MP, Oberste MS, Moore D, Romero-Steiner S, Hansen CJ, Faix DJ

Published: 2014

Fractional Doses of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine in Oman

This article, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, reports on a clinical trial comparing fractional doses of inactivated poliovirus vaccine administered intradermally with full doses of vaccine given intramuscularly, with respect …

Author: Mohammed AJ, AlAwaidy S, Bawikar S, et al.

Published: 2010

Fragile Lives - Immunization at Risk

Hailed as "the greatest public health success story of all time," today childhood immunization faces obstacles never seen before. While immunization still saves three million young lives each year, millions more could be saved if there were enough …

Author: PATH, Barraclough Productions

Published: 2004

Global Polio Eradication

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) released a new six-year plan in 2012 that outlines steps to end polio transmission, help improve childhood immunization programs, and begin a worldwide polio vaccine transition. While the plan is …

Author: Center for Strategic and International Studies

Published: 2013

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United Nations …

Author: Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Strategic Plan 2010-2012

Alarmed that polio remained entrenched in the four countries that had never stopped transmission, and that an increasing number of polio-free areas were becoming reinfected, in May 2008 the World Health Assembly called for a new strategy to complete …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Global Post-Eradication IPV Supply and Demand Assessment: Integrated Findings

This report summarizes the findings from a global post-eradication inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) supply and demand assessment conducted from 2007 to 2008. The goal of the study was to inform ongoing IPV discussions and potential policy development …

Author: Oliver Wyman, Inc.

Published: 2009

Health Topics: Poliomyelitis

This web page provides information about poliomyelitis including general and technical information, data on the disease, and information about the World Health Organization's work to eradicate it.

Author: World Health Organization

A HealthTech Historical Profile: Vaccine Vial Monitors

A major problem in immunization programs throughout the world has been the challenge of monitoring and managing the temperature of vaccines as they travel through the distribution chain to the destinations where they are used. This report provides …

Author: PATH, US Agency for International Development

Published: 2005

Hexavalent IPV-Based Combination Vaccines for Public-Sector Markets of Low-Resource Countries

This article, published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, evaluates potential hexavalent vaccine candidates containing inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) that could provide reliable, low-cost, and continuous immunization to sustain polio …

Author: Mahmood K, Pelkowski S, Atherly D, Sitrin R, Donnelly JJ

Published: 2013

Immune Responses and Protection in Children in Developing Countries Induced by Oral Vaccines

Oral mucosal vaccines have great promise for generating protective immunity against intestinal infections for the benefit of large numbers of people especially young children. However, these vaccines are not equally immunogenic nor protective in …

Author: Qadri F, Bhuiyan TR, Sack DA, Svennerholm A-M

Published: 2013

Immunization

This site offers information on vaccine and immunization programs at the American Academy of Pediatrics and includes video and text resources for parents. Resources include frequently asked questions for families, immunization information for …

Author: American Academy of Pediatrics

Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals: Poliomyelitis

This web page provides a brief overview of poliomyelitis and links to related World Health Organization position papers.

Author: World Health Organization

Immunize Canada

This partnership of nongovernmental, professional, health, consumer, government, and private-sector organizations aims to promote the understanding and use of vaccines recommended by Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization. Its goal is …

Author: Immunize Canada

The Immunological Basis for Immunization Series

This web page provides links to individual disease/vaccine-specific modules that are intended to give immunization managers and vaccination professionals a brief and easy-to-understand overview of the scientific basis of vaccination, as well as the …

Author: World Health Organization

Improving the Affordability of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccines (IPV) for Use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Economic Analysis of Strategies to Reduce the Cost of Routine IPV Immunization

This report presents results from an economic model that calculates the costs involved in delivering IPV vaccine in Indian immunization clinics according to three strategies: (1) intradermal delivery of reduced volumes of vaccine per dose, (2) use …

Author: PATH, Working in Tandem, Ltd.

Published: 2010

Inactivated Polio Vaccine Development for Technology Transfer Using Attenuated Sabin Poliovirus Strains to Shift From Salk-IPV to Sabin-IPV

Even after polio eradication, countries will need to continue immunization against poliomyelitis to prevent the risk of a global outbreak due to accidental or deliberate re-introduction of the virus. Following the demonstration of a …

Author: Bakker WA, Thomassen YE, van't Oever AG, et al.

Published: 2011

Increasing Access to Lifesaving Vaccines: PATH Closes the Immunization Gap Through Innovation and Collaboration

This fact sheet outlines PATH's work on vaccines and immunization. Topic areas include developing affordable vaccines, designing innovative vaccine technologies, and expanding uptake of existing vaccines. These efforts reduce the burden of malaria, …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

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