Provision of Immunization Services

Making Connections: International Visitors at WithinReach

 

An IAIM and WithinReach Learning Experience on Vaccine Hesitancy
A post by WithinReach’s Todd Faubion, available originally here
 

 

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Making Connections: International Visitors at WithinReach

 

 

 

 

An IAIM and WithinReach Learning Experience on Vaccine Hesitancy
A post by WithinReach’s Todd Faubion, available originally here

 

 

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Zika virus: Policy implications and practical considerations

The ongoing issues related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the Zika  virus are still emerging, however the policy implications have certainly taken shape. The President’s recent budget includes an $1.8 billion request from Congress to respond to the Zika virus, which is a mosquito-borne illness discovered in Uganda in 1947 but has since spread across Asia and to the Americas.
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IAIM Joint Regional Meeting for Asia and the Pacific

Registration for this exciting event is closed since August 31, 2016. Thanks to all of you who have registered. We look forward to seeing you in Beijing soon! 

 

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Vaccines alliance signs $5 million advance deal for Merck's Ebola shot

The Gavi global alliance for vaccines and immunization group signed a $5 million advance purchase commitment on Wednesday to buy a vaccine being developed by Merck to protect against future outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus.
 
Gavi said the agreement would help the U.S. drugmaker take the experimental Ebola vaccine through late-stage clinical trials to licensing and then through pre-qualification by the World Health Organization (WHO).
 
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First Dengue Fever Vaccine Gets Green Light in 3 Countries

When female Aedes Aegypti mosquito sups on the blood of its human victims it too often deposits the virus that causes dengue, causing as many as 400 million infections per year worldwide. Severe forms of the painful, flu-like disease can be fatal, especially among children. And until recently there has been no truly effective prevention except avoiding getting bit.
 
But the outlook against the disease is looking better.
 
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Central African Republic: MSF emergency team vaccinates 10,000 children against measles and pneumococcal disease

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency teams have vaccinated almost 10,000 children in the Gadzi area of the Central African Republic, about 300 kilometres west of Bangui, after the appearance of several cases of measles led the local authorities to raise the alarm. The vaccination teams had to cope with major access problems due to the poor state of the roads and the dispersion of the population in the area, where more than 70,000 people live with virtually no basic healthcare.
 
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UNHCR battles cholera at world's largest refugee complex

Health workers at the world's largest refugee complex in Kenya are gaining the upper hand in battling a cholera outbreak that has killed 10 people and sickened around 1,000 others since it broke out last month amid rains linked to El Niño.
 
Cholera, an often fatal water-borne bacterial illness, which causes fever, vomiting and watery diarrhoea, flared up in mid-November at Dadaab, which comprises five camps hosting 347,000 refugees and asylum seekers, the majority fleeing violence in Somalia.
 
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‘Rotary International helped reduce polio cases in 2014’

In a world where various pressing humanitarian challenges continue to prevail, Rotary International—one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations—by way of one of its major corporate projects, has already managed to make a remarkable difference in the lives of the global community stricken by polio, said K R Ravindran, president of Rotary International. He was in Goa recently to recognize the work of the Rotary Club of Goa and Rotary international district 3170.
 
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Cholera Outbreak Hits Eastern Malawi

Malawi is experiencing an outbreak of cholera, two months after the start of the rainy season. Health authorities say the water-borne disease has hit most residents of three districts around Lake Chilwa in eastern Malawi.
 
The first cholera cases were reported in the eastern districts of Machinga and Zomba on December 19 when one person died and 26 others were receiving treatment at public hospitals.
 
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