Gestión del programa de inmunización

Angola : l’épidémie de fièvre jaune a fait au moins 250 morts

Au moins 250 personnes sont mortes de l'épidémie de fièvre jaune qui sévit en Angola depuis fin décembre et continue à s'étendre, selon des chiffres donnés par plusieurs autorités sanitaires.
 
« De samedi à lundi, le ministère de la Santé a enregistré 76 cas suspects et dix morts », a déclaré mardi à l’AFP la porte-parole du ministère de la Santé Adelaide de Carvalho, sans donner cependant de bilan global de l’épidémie.
 
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Ministers pledge to improve access to vaccines at first-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

With one in five African children lacking access to all needed and basic life-saving vaccines, ministers of health and other line ministers countries committed themselves to keep immunization at the forefront of efforts to reduce child mortality, morbidity and disability.
 
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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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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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Polio worker shot as Pakistan holds countrywide vaccination drive

Gunmen shot and wounded a Pakistani polio worker in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks against eradication teams in a country that accounts for more than 70 percent of the world's cases of the virus.
 
More than 100,000 health workers fanned out across Pakistan this week, stepping up a drive to eliminate the polio virus this year from one of its last bastions, despite threats from militants against the vaccination teams.
 
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Zika Virus Is Spreading ‘Explosively,’ WHO Chief Says

The World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee in Geneva on Monday to discuss the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which the organization’s head said is spreading “explosively” and which many doctors and health officials believe is linked to an unprecedented outbreak of babies born with small heads in Brazil.
 
“The level of alarm is extremely high,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in remarks to the public-health agency’s executive board. “Questions abound. We need to get some answers quickly.”
 
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Gates Foundation Sees Possible End to Polio Soon

The world may well see its last case of polio in 2016, Bill and Melinda Gates said Friday, an event that would start a countdown toward the official eradication of the highly contagious and crippling disease.
 
“It’s possible that the last case will be in 2016,” Mr. Gates said. “We need some good execution and a little bit of luck.”
 
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Africa: WHO Approves Third Producer for Cholera Vaccine

The global supply of oral cholera vaccines (OCV) is set to double this year after the World Health Organisation approved a third producer, helping to address global shortages and expand access in more countries.
 
The vaccine producer, a South Korean company called EuBiologics, is the latest oral cholera vaccine manufacturer to be approved under the WHO's pre-qualification programme, which ensures that drugs and vaccines bought by countries and international procurement agencies such as Unicef meet acceptable standards of quality, safety and efficacy.
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Tanzania: WHO Warns Cholera Could Be Here for Months

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that efforts to contain cholera, which has killed over 200 people in Tanzania since last August, may not bear fruit soon unless there is a major overhaul of sanitation systems.
 
The WHO representative in the country, Dr Rufaro Chatora, told The Citizen in an exclusive interview that the government's efforts to control the disease must include the repair of sanitation systems.
 
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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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