Immunization Program Management

Does Israel’s New Polio Outbreak Threaten Global Eradication Efforts?

Does Israel’s New Polio Outbreak Threaten Global Eradication Efforts?

 

August 22, 2013 -- Public health advocates have long set their sights on wiping out polio worldwide, but recent resurgences of the pernicious disease raise questions about its future eradication.

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After 40 Years, a Rotavirus Vaccine for Newborns Is in Sight

After 40 Years, a Rotavirus Vaccine for Newborns Is in Sight

 

August 21, 2013 -- The clinic is buzzing with mothers, babies and small children. The babies are weighed and measured, and given vitamins and vaccinations. Outside the gates, the village has gathered, with vendors selling snacks and colorful plastic toys. We’re here for Immunization Day. We’re also here helping Indonesia make history.

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Growing share of HIV/AIDS burden shifts to changing group of regions

Growing share of HIV/AIDS burden shifts to changing group of regions

 

August 21, 2013 -- Despite years of strong progress, burden of AIDS growing in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia and still significant in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa

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New Study Puts a Price On Drug-Resistant TB Cases in EU

New Study Puts a Price On Drug-Resistant TB Cases in EU

 

August 15, 2013 -- A new study has calculated the average cost per case of TB in the EU. The findings suggest the economic burden of TB far outweighs the costs of investing in more effective vaccines.

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Novartis announces Australian approval of meningococcal B vaccine

Novartis announces Australian approval of meningococcal B vaccine

 

August 19, 2013 -- Novartis, a Basel, Switzerland-based healthcare solutions company, announced on Thursday that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration added the company’s meningococcal B vaccine to the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

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GAVI Alliance bridges China-Africa immunization cooperation

GAVI Alliance bridges China-Africa immunization cooperation

 

GAVI Alliance, formerly the "Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization", held an event to share the Chinese experience of immunization to African health ministers at the China-Africa health forum on Saturday.

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WHO advisory group says universal immunization efforts must continue

WHO advisory group says universal immunization efforts must continue

 

WHO member states in the Western Pacific region must keep up efforts to achieve universal immunization coverage to prevent diseases like polio, a WHO advisory group said during a recent meeting.

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