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Assessment of Pfs25 Expressed from Multiple Soluble Expression Platforms for Use as Transmission-Blocking Vaccine Candidates

Transmission-blocking vaccines (TBVs) have become a focus of strategies to control and eventually eliminate malaria as they target the entry of sexual stage into the Anopheles stephensi mosquito thereby preventing transmission, an essential …

Author: Lee S-M, Wu C-K, Plieskatt J, et al.

Publication date: 2016

Assessment of the Vaccine Supply Chain for Fee-Based Immunization in Hanoi Capital and Ho Chi Minh City

This report summarizes an assessment conducted to understand the structure, scope, and quality of the vaccine supply chain for fee-based immunization services in two locations in Vietnam. It also provides recommendations for strengthening management …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2011

An Assessment of Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics Systems in Thailand

Improper storage and transportation can put vaccine products at risk of degradation. Therefore, an effective vaccine supply chain and logistics system is essential to ensure product quality. In 2009, the government of Thailand launched a pilot …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization, Health Systems Research Institute, Mahidol University

Publication date: 2011

Association Between Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine and Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea Among Children in Nicaragua

This article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, summarizes the first study to assess the impact of rotavirus vaccination in a developing country. The authors concluded that the vaccine could have a substantial impact on …

Author: Patel M, Pedreira C, De Oliveira LH, et al.

Publication date: 2009

"An Attempt to Swindle Nature": Anti-immunization Press Reports in Australia, 1993-1997

This interesting analysis of press coverage examines the most common anti-immunization "themes" in the Australian press and suggests possible advocacy strategies for countering the negative impact of such reportage. Adapted from: …

Author: Leask J, Chapman S

Publication date: 1998

Attitudes Toward Immunization in Cambodia: A Qualitative Study of Health Worker and Community Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Kampong Chhnang

Nearly 200 consumers and medical care providers were interviewed for this well-documented, qualitative research study. The data offer insight into many aspects of public and professional attitudes toward immunization and health care in general.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2002

The Australian Immunisation Handbook

Similar to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Pink Book, this handbook provides information for health care providers on vaccine safety, immunization procedures, monitoring adverse events following immunization, and many other …

Author: Australian Department of Health and Aging

Publication date: 2017

Avian and Pandemic Influenza: An Overview

This brief overview, published in the journal Vaccine, reviews basic virologic, immunologic, and epidemiologic information relevant to understanding and preparing for a pandemic influenza threat. In particular, the role of avian influenza …

Author: Poland G, Jacobson R, Targonski P

Publication date: 2007

Bacterial Diarrhea

This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides a description of bacterial diarrhea and evidence supporting various strategies to combat this problem. Also included are a list of pathogens that cause bacterial diarrhea and …

Author: DuPont HL

Publication date: 2009

Bacterial Pneumonia Vaccines and Childhood Pneumonia: Are We Winning, Refining, or Redefining?

Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, this article provides an overview of the diagnostic challenges of bacterial pneumonia and highlight the need for refining the current diagnostic approach to ensure adequate epidemiological surveillance of …

Author: Obaro S, Madhi S

Publication date: 2006

Barriers and Facilitators to HPV Vaccination of Young Women in High-Income Countries: A Qualitative Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis

This study, published in BMC Public Health, examined decision-making relating to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of young women in high-income countries. It found that decisions were shaped by financial considerations, social norms and …

Author: Ferrer HB, Trotter C, Hickman M, Audrey S

Publication date: 2014

Baseline Meningococcal Carriage in Burkina Faso Before the Introduction of a Meningococcal Serogroup A Conjugate Vaccine

The vaccine MenAfriVac™ has the potential to confer herd immunity by reducing carriage prevalence of epidemic strains. To better understand this phenomenon, the authors of this article, published in Clinical and Vaccine …

Author: Kristiansen PA, Diomandé F, Wei SC, et al.

Publication date: 2011

Basic Steps in the Preparation of Health Care Waste Management Plans for Health Care Establishments

This document provides basic steps and a simple and practical approach for the preparation of a health care waste management (HCWM) plan in small, medium, and large health care establishments. This guide aims to assist managers of health care …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2002

Before and After: How an Online Immunization Registry has Benefitted Health Workers in Albania

Starting in 2009, the Albanian Institute of Public Health collaborated with project Optimize to implement an online immunization information system (IIS) that can schedule and record all child immunizations in the country, as well as manage vaccine …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

The Benefits of Redesigning Benin’s Vaccine Supply Chain

New vaccine introductions have put strains on vaccine supply chains around the world. This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a project with the Republic of Benin’s Ministry of Health that explored ways to improve their vaccine supply …

Author: Brown ST, Schreiber B, Cakouros BE, et al.

Publication date: 2014

Best Infection Control Practices for Interdermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this article discusses evidence-based guidelines for making injections safer. Abstracts are available in Spanish, French, and Arabic.

Author: Hutin Y, Hauri A, Chiarello L, et al.

Publication date: 2003

Best Infection Control Practices for Skin-Piercing Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections

This leaflet outlines the best practices for safe injections, with pictograms to aid in training. Topics include preventing needlestick injuries to the provider, using sterile equipment, preventing contamination of equipment and medication, and …

Author: World Health Organization, Safe Injection Global Network, and the International Council of Nurses

Publication date: 2001

Better Immunization Data Initiative

This website provides detailed information about the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative, which aims to empower countries to enhance immunization and overall health service delivery through improved data collection, quality, and use. It …

Author: PATH

Beyond Efficacy: The Full Public Health Impact of Vaccines

This conference report, published in Vaccine, describes an active discussion in the public health community on how to assess and incorporate, in addition to safety and measures of protective efficacy, the full public health value of preventive …

Author: Saadatian-Elahi M, Horstick O, Breiman RF, et al.

Publication date: 2016

Beyond Eradication: The United States’ Role in Sustaining Public Health Gains Achieved Through Polio Programs

This report provides analysis and policy recommendations for the US government to protect the public health gains made as a result of polio eradication through technical and financial resources.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

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