From paternalism to country ownership of national immunization programs

Should countries own their nationals immunization programs or should big companies have control? Tell us below! Dr Mike McQuestion, Director, Sustainable Immunization Financing from the Sabin Vaccine Institute joined us at the World Vaccine Congress 2012 in Washington to present on the question ownership of national immunization programs.The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing Program works to create pathways to country ownership …

Brazil vaccine development: The Immunization program in Brazil and Instituto Butantan

Thanks to Brazil vaccine development, over 70 million children have now been successfully vaccinated in two decades in Brazil, making the country an international reference in immunization. The impact of this can be clearly seen in the reduction in the number of cases of Tetanus, both accidental and neonatal, between 1983 and 2010. Prof Jorge Kalil the Director of the …

#wvcusa – Daria Donati from GE Healthcare Life Sciences: #Vaccines: from self-sufficiency to market reach

  Dr Daria Donati presented today at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington about the vaccine market landscape and the role of emerging economies. There is a strong and growing global market in biologicals – demand doubled from 2006-2011.   New manufacturing approaches are needed that are tailored to the needs of emerging countries.  A key way to bring down costs …

#wvcusa – Peg Willingham @United Nations: Building global momentum for #vaccines

  Vaccines: Peg Willingham presented today at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington about the importance of building a global momentum for vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. The UN Foundation has launched a vaccine advocacy program called Shot@life. The purpose of the program is to create a global …