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Will the Decade of Vaccines Mean Business as Usual?

The authors of this article, published in The Lancet, argue that anticipated advances in vaccinology during this new Decade of Vaccines (named by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in January 2010) will only translate into reductions in …

Author: Rees H, Madhi SA

Publication date: 2011

Workshop on Vaccine Pressure and Neisseria Meningitidis, Annecy, France, 9-11 March 2005

This article, published in the journal Vaccine, summarizes a 2005 three-day workshop held in Annecy, France, that reviewed the current state of knowledge regarding Neisseria meningitidis capsule switching and vaccine pressure from capsular …

Author: Alonso JM, Gilmet G, Rouzic EM, et al.

Publication date: 2007

The World Bank: Health

The World Bank’s global strategy for health, nutrition, and population centers on strengthening health systems, including systems for the delivery of life-saving vaccines. This web page provides information about their health projects around the …

Author: The World Bank

World Health Organization Definition of "Radiologically Confirmed Pneumonia" May Under-estimate the True Public Health Value of Conjugate Pneumococcal Vaccines

The public health benefit of conjugate pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) in preventing pneumonia would only be appreciated if the tool used for measuring “pneumococcal pneumonia” had good sensitivity. Exploratory studies in South Africa …

Author: Madhi S, Klugman K

Publication date: 2007

World Health Organization Podcast, Episode 45: A New Meningitis Vaccine is Being Introduced to Prevent Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa

This podcast discusses the introduction of a new vaccine to prevent epidemics of meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa. The podcast features Dr. Eric Bertherat, from the World Health Organization (WHO) department of Epidemic Pandemic Alert and …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2008

World Immunization Week

To underscore the importance of immunization in saving lives and to encourage families to vaccinate their children against deadly diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to unite countries across the globe for a week each year through …

Author: World Health Organization

World Malaria Report

This web page provides links to the annual World Malaria Report, which provides an up-to-date assessment of malaria-related policies adopted and applied in endemic countries, and contains the latest World Health Organization recommendations on …

Author: World Health Organization

Yaounde Declaration on Elimination of Meningococcal Meningitis Type A Epidemics as a Public Health Problem in Africa

This document outlines a pledge made by the ministers of health of African meningitis belt countries at the 58th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee in Cameroon in 2008 to combat meningococcal disease in the region.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2008

Yellow Fever Vaccination: The Potential of Dose-Sparing to Increase Vaccine Supply and Availability

This report aimed to evaluate whether dose-sparing, possibly through the intradermal (ID) route, could improve the availability of yellow fever vaccine globally. The report identifies and discusses potential benefits, possible obstacles, and …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2013

You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention

This data-rich, hour-long video explores findings which suggest that low human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates are leaving a generation of children vulnerable to HPV cancers. The presentation, which is geared for immunization providers, …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2014

Your Child's Immunizations

This web page provides general information on childhood immunizations and includes details on specific vaccine-preventable diseases.

Author: KidsHealth, Nemours Foundation

Publication date: 2015

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