Poliomielitis

Tchad: lancement d'une campagne de vaccination contre la poliomyélite

Le secrétaire d'Etat tchadien à la Santé publique, Mahamat Annadif Youssouf, a lancé, dimanche à Pala, dans la région du Mayo-Kebbi ouest, frontalière avec le Cameroun, la quatrième édition de la campagne de vaccination contre la poliomyélite.
En réponse aux trois cas de poliovirus sauvage qui ont été confirmés dans l'Etat de Borno, Nigéria, pays frontalier du Tchad, en août 2016, le ministère de la Santé publique, en étroite collaboration avec l'UNICEF et l'OMS, a lancé le 16 septembre une campagne de vaccination en 5 tours.
 
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Polio this week

Polio this week as of  2 November 2016
 

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Los héroes que han reducido una enfermedad mundial a solo 27 casos

Voluntarios se juegan la vida en Pakistán para llegar a los últimos niños sin vacunar contra la polio. “¿Es así como quieren que vivan sus hijos? ¿Como yo?”. El irlandés Jim Costello se dirige a los padres que rechazan vacunar a sus hijos y a los terroristas que atacan a equipos de vacunación en países como Pakistán y Nigeria. Costello tenía 15 años cuando, en 1958, fue a ver un partido de rugby y se infectó con el virus de la polio.

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Pakistan could beat polio in months, says WHO

Polio could be eradicated in Pakistan within months, health officials say, as a mass vaccination drive is launched.
 
A World Health Organisation spokesman told the BBC only a handful of cases have been reported this year in Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan.
The two countries are the last places where polio remains endemic.
 
It is hoped millions of children will be vaccinated over three days. Police escorts will guard against Islamist militants who oppose immunisations.
 
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Afganistán inicia una campaña de vacunación contra la poliomelitis para 9,5 millones de niños

El Ministerio de Salud de Afganistán ha lanzado este lunes una campaña para vacunar contra la poliomelitis a unos 9,5 millones de niños menores de cinco años de edad en todo el país, según ha informado el diario local 'The Afghanistan Times'.

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Takeda gains $38M polio vaccine grant from Gates Foundation

Takeda has been given a $38 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support global polio eradication in developing countries as the world is on the brink of ending the spread of the disease forever.

With this funding, the Japanese drugmaker said it will develop, license and supply at least 50 million doses per year of Sabin-strain inactivated poliovirus vaccine (sIPV) to more than 70 developing countries. The vaccine will be manufactured at Takeda’s facility in Hikari, Japan.

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Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
 
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.
 
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L’OMS appelle à combler les lacunes en matière de vaccination dans le monde

Alors que la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination se tiendra du 24 au 30 avril 2016 dans le monde entier, l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a encouragé jeudi les pays à prendre de nouvelles mesures pour combler leurs lacunes en matière de vaccination.

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Vaccine in National Immunization Programme Update

WHO, UNICEF, and partners, are in regular dialogue with countries to support effective preparations.

Click here to access the downloadable PowerPoint file from the WHO website or simply click on the image below to read updates on vaccine in national immunization programmes.

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After Africa’s polio milestone, what’s next for global health?

Since 1985, polio eradication has been Rotary’s flagship project, with members donating time and money to help immunise more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Rotary’s chief role is fundraising, advocacy, raising awareness and mobilizing volunteers. Dr. Tunji Funsho, the Rotary National PolioPlus Chair of Nigeria, wrote the accompanying piece, following the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 
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