Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Senegal introduces two new vaccines to protect children

The GAVI Alliance announced on Tuesday that Senegal has added two new

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Child immunisation to avert 4 million deaths by 2015, says Gavi report

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) says it is on track to enable developing countries to immunise an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, but acknowledges that it needs to improve on equity.

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Lancement officiel de l’introduction dans le PEV de deux nouveaux vaccins au Burkina Faso : le Rotateq et le PCV13

Ce 31 octobre 2013, la Première Dame du Burkina Faso a procédé au lancement officiel de l’introduction de deux nouveaux vaccins dans le Programme Elargi de vaccination (PEV). Il s’agit des vaccins anti pneumococcique et anti Rota-virus. La cérémonie a eu pour cadre la commune de Tanghin Dassouri (20 km à l’Ouest de Ouagadougou la capitale). On notait la présence de M. Léné Sebgo,  ministre de la Santé, accompagnée du ministre de l’Administration territoriale et de la Sécurité et du ministre de la Jeunesse, de la Formation professionnelle et de l’Emploi. Etaient également présents, Dr.

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Global Vaccine Community Must Make Major Changes to Reach More Children

Several key policy changes are urgently needed at the GAVI Alliance to help reduce the number of children not benefitting from vaccination globally (22.6 million in 2012), the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said ahead of GAVI’s progress review meeting in Stockholm.

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A New Partnership to Accelerate Vaccine Research and Development

Accelerating the development of affordable new vaccines for the developing world is one of the most important factors in reducing child deaths and lifting the burden of disease that afflicts many poor countries. Even as global child deaths have declined from 12.6 million to 6.6 million over the last two decades, preventable diseases like pneumonia, diarrheal disease and malaria  remain the world’s leading causes of death among children under age 5.  

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ACIP approves 2014 [US] adult immunization schedule

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to approve the 2014 adult immunization schedule.

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Casi 250 millones de niños de países pobres serán inmunizados entre 2011 y 2015

Alrededor de 243 millones de niños de países en desarrollo serán inmunizados en el quinquenio 2011-2015 gracias a la Alianza Mundial para la Inmunización y la Vacunación (GAVI Alliance, según su denominación en inglés), de la que forman parte los Estados donantes y receptores, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS),

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Senegal commits to free health care for children five years old and younger

As part of its “A Promise Renewed” initiative, Senegal announced on October 1 a commitment to make health care services free for children under five to try to decrease the child mortality rate.

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Nanoparticle vaccine offers better protection: Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases

Many viruses and bacteria infect humans through mucosal surfaces, such as those in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract. To help fight these pathogens, scientists are working on vaccines that can establish a front line of defense at mucosal surfaces.

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Vaccine Against Pneumococcal Infections Has Led to Widespread Reduction in Serious Disease

Vaccination with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine-7 [PCV7 -- a vaccine that covers 7 strains (serotypes) of Streptococcus pneumoniae] is linked to overall decreases in the rate of serious infections caused by this bacterium, such as pneumonia and meningitis, referred to as invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD)], but small increases in IPD caused by serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae not covered by the vaccine ( referred to as non-vaccine type IPD), according to a study published in PLOS Medicine this week.

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