5 Key Facts: Spotlight on Polio

In 1988, polio was endemic in 125 countries and paralyzing an estimated 350 000 children every year (close to 1000 cases a day) (25). In that year, the World Health Assembly (WHA) passed a resolution calling for global eradication of the disease by 2000. Read the full WHO State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization Report here. In 1988 the …

What it takes to run a successful national immunization programme

  The State of the world’s vaccines and immunization (Third edition) is a call to action to governments and donors to sustain and increase funding for immunization in order to build upon the progress made so far in meeting the global goals. One section of interest, brought forth the key factors needed to run a successful national immunization programme.  For …

Yemen introduces Rotavirus vaccines to protect children against severe diarrhoea

This Press Release was provided by GAVI Alliance.  The original press release can be found in both English and French. Geneva, 1 August 2012 — In the face of a severe humanitarian crisis, the government of Yemen, supported by GAVI and its partners, will aim to vaccinate the one million children born each year, against the most severe form of …

Investing in immunization

  It all began in the early 1970s, when vaccines for 20 diseases became available to high-risk population groups.  Over the years, vaccines have become used for mass campaigns on a global scale, with national immunization programmes protecting millions of children from disease and death.  Throughout the past 40 years, however, the question of cost and the economics of immunization …

Top 5 videos on influenza vaccine developments

Many groups worldwide are working in a wide-range of ongoing influenza research to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat seasonal and pandemic influenza. Below you will find the top 5 video presentations from government and pharma companies delivered during the World Vaccine Congress, highlighting the latest research on influenza, regulatory landscape, vaccine coverage, immunological observations and more. The …

Views from LinkedIn: Should any vaccines be required for children?

I recently posed this question on LinkedIn where industry professionals had a chance to discuss and answer. Read the full blog article that was originally posted here Below, I have shared the comments that were given. Do you think differently?  Comment below and share. One of the most controversial topics in the vaccines industry currently, is the argument involving vaccines …