Immunization Program Management

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

 

Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important tasks, including education, training or managing their time, suggests research published on Thursday.

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Vaccinating Babies For Rotavirus Protects The Whole Family

Vaccinating Babies For Rotavirus Protects The Whole Family

 

August 27, 2013 -- A 7-year-old vaccine that has drastically cut intestinal infections in infants is benefiting the rest of America, too.

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After Missteps In HIV Care, South Africa Finds Its Way

After Missteps In HIV Care, South Africa Finds Its Way

 

August 27, 2013 -- South Africa has more people with HIV than any other country in the world.

Roughly 5.5 million of its 53 million citizens are infected with the virus. In some of the hardest hit parts of the country, one-third of women of childbearing age are HIV positive.

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Philippines DOH begins high school vaccination program

Philippines DOH begins high school vaccination program

 

August 27, 2013 -- The Philippines Department of Health is bringing a school-based adolescent vaccination program for public high school students in some cities to eliminate the emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases, the DOH said on Wednesday.

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Indonesia Launches Pentavalent Vaccine

Indonesia Launches Pentavalent Vaccine

 

August 24, 2013 -- In an attempt to reduce the children-under-five mortality rate and expand the coverage of the national vaccination program, the government has launched the pentavalent vaccine, a vaccine that combines five antigens -- Diphtheria (DPT), Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B (HB), and Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) -- in one single shot for newborn babies.

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New Vaccine Launched to Battle Typhoid

New Vaccine Launched to Battle Typhoid

 

August 26, 2013 -- Bharat Biotech, a leading biotechnology company specializing in vaccines, Monday launched a new vaccine for typhoid that can be given to infants below two years of age and to adults too. 

Typhar-TCV is said to be the world's first clinically proven typhoid conjugate vaccine which can provide long-term protection to adults as well as children six months old and above. 

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