Mass Immunization of Polio

Mass Immunization Of Polio

Immunization Program Begins In Kurdistan Relief agencies and partners of the UN have increased healthcare efforts in Iraq, starting with a massive polio vaccination campaign in the capital of Baghdad. As well as an initiative aimed at improving healthcare in Kurdistan. According to a UN World Health Organization representative, the agencies are working closely with UNICEF to vaccinate as many …

Oral anti-CD3 MAb Immunization / Immunotherapy – Clinical proof of principle

Oral anti-CD3 MAb Immunization / Immunotherapy – Clinical proof of principle Dr Ronald Ellis, Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Technology Officer, NasVax joined us at the World Vaccine Congress Lyon 2012 to give a presentation on the clinical proof of principle of Oral anti-CD3 MAb Immunization/Immunotherapy. With focus on the following, this presentation provides all the information …

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 …

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 …

Presentation Download: Developing the second generation of enterovirus vaccines against HFMD

HFMD has always been a prevalent problem in Singapore and throughout the rest of Asia. Dr. Shuo Shen, the Chief Scientific Officer, Wuhan Institute of Biological Products of China National Biotec Group spoke at World Vaccine Congress Asia last June on developing the second generation of enterovirus vaccines against HFMD. He drew attention to the outbreak of HFMD in China …

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 …

A retrospective look at FierceBiotech’s Top 15 biotechs for 2011

Last September, we posted this blog on The Fierce 15, more specifically, on the 3 biotechs that focused on vaccines.  Looking retrospectively, do you think these 3 will remain a part of the Top 15? What changes do you think will occur?  How far forward have these companies developed in the past year? Take a look below at what was …

Key findings from the WHO Vaccines and Immunization Report

Key quotes and findings from the State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization Report " Immunization is one of the most powerful and cost-effective of all health interventions.  It prevents debilitating illness and disability, and saves millions of lives every year. It  is also key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – commitments made by world leaders in 2000 to …