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Access to Vaccines Index 2017

The Access to Vaccines Index is a publicly available tool that assesses the world's largest vaccine companies based on their ability to improve access to vaccines. With cross-cutting analyses of each vaccine company's efforts to develop, …

Author: Access to Medicine Foundation

Publication date: 2017

Achieving Effective Sharps Waste Management in GAVI Host Countries: A Proposed Approach With Estimates of Costs

This document presents an analysis of safer sharps-waste management activities, including practical options using available or emerging technologies. The analysis includes an estimate of the baseline burden of disease from unsafe injection …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2006

Achieving the Global Vision for Future Immunization Supply and Logistics Systems: Action Plans

These action plans describe specific activities and strategies designed to help achieve the common vision for the future of immunization supply systems developed by the Cold Chain and Logistics Task Force (led by the United Nations Children’s Fund …

Author: World Health Organization, PATH

Publication date: 2012

Action and Investment to Defeat Malaria 2016–2030

This report, intended to be an advocacy tool, positions malaria as a wider issue for international development and builds the case for additional investment in malaria. It also identifies actions that governments, civil society, the health sector, …

Author: World Health Organization; Roll Back Malaria Partnership

Publication date: 2015

Acute Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations Among US Children Following Implementation of the Rotavirus Vaccine

This article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports on a retrospective observational study which found that, following implementation of rotavirus vaccination in 2006, all-cause acute gastroenteritis hospitalization …

Author: Leshem E, Tate JE, Steiner CA, Curns AT, Lopman BA, Parashar UD

Publication date: 2015

Acute Respiratory Infections (Update September 2009): Respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza viruses

This page on the World Health Organization website provides information on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and parainfluenza viruses, including the RSV disease burden, virology, and vaccines under development.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2009

Addition of History of Intussusception as a Contraindication for Rotavirus Vaccination

This article, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, reports on the revision that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved for the prescribing information and patient labeling for rotavirus vaccines manufactured by …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2011

Addition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency as a Contraindication for Administration of Rotavirus Vaccine

In response to reported cases of vaccine-acquired rotavirus infection in infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) following rotavirus vaccine administration, both Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals have revised …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2010

Addressing Parents' Concerns: Do Multiple Vaccines Overwhelm or Weaken the Infant's Immune System?

This review, published in the journal Pediatrics, examines questions about the use and impact of multiple vaccines on an infant's immune system.

Author: Offit P, Quarles J, Gerber M, et al.

Publication date: 2002

Addressing the Vaccine Confidence Gap

This article, published in The Lancet, discusses some of the characteristics of the changing global environment that are contributing to increased public questioning of vaccines, and outlines some of the specific determinants of public trust. The …

Author: Larson HJ, Cooper LZ, Eskola J, Katz SL, Ratzan S

Publication date: 2011

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

The Advance Market Commitment Pilot for Pneumococcal Vaccines: Outcomes and Impact Evaluation

This report assesses the extent to which the Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) pilot program has achieved its stated objectives and overarching goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from pneumococcal disease by accelerating the development, …

Author: The Boston Consulting Group

Publication date: 2015

Advance Market Commitments for Vaccines

This informative fact sheet provides a definition of Advance Market Commitments as a potential financing mechanism for bringing new vaccines to the developing world and also outlines World Health Organization's position on the mechanism.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2006

Advanced Adjuvants for Novel Vaccines: Expanding Access to Technology in the Fight Against Infectious Disease

This fact sheet describes the positive impact that adjuvants can have on vaccine efficacy and, potentially, immunization program costs. It also describes PATH’s work to expand global access to proprietary and non-proprietary adjuvants as well as …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2012

Advances in RSV Vaccine Research and Development – A Global Agenda

This article, published in Vaccine, provides an overview of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease and outlines the current efforts in vaccine development. It includes the feasibility for an RSV vaccine, constraints to vaccine development, …

Author: Higgins D, Trujillo C, Keech C

Publication date: 2016

Advances in Universal Influenza Virus Vaccine Design and Antibody Mediated Therapies Based on Conserved Regions of the Hemagglutinin

This book chapter, published in Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, discusses how the threat of novel influenza viruses emerging into the human population, as well as the short duration of protection conferred by licensed vaccines, have …

Author: Krammer F, Palese P, Steel J

Publication date: 2015

Advancing Hope Against Newborn Respiratory Illness

This fact sheet outlines the importance of tackling respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the top cause of newborn lower respiratory infections worldwide. It highlights the need to prepare for incoming RSV interventions, including vaccines for maternal …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

The Advancing Maternal Immunization Collaboration

This fact sheet outlines the work of the Advancing Maternal Immunization (AMI) collaboration, which brings together diverse stakeholders to improve infant health and survival through maternal immunization. Currently focused on respiratory syncytial …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Publication date: 2017

Advancing New Technologies Against Influenza

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to advance the development of new vaccines against influenza that are affordable and accessible for the developing world.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2013

Advancing Novel Oral Polio Vaccines: Planning for Long-Term Protection Against Polio Resurgence

This fact sheet provides an overview of the novel oral polio vaccine program, a consortium of PATH and partners that are working to advance novel vaccine candidates that will enable complete eradication and minimize the risk of polio making a …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2017

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