Gestion des programmes d’immunisation/de vaccination

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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New report shows that urgent action is needed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

A new report released by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, warns that the AIDS epidemic could be prolonged indefinitely if urgent action is not implemented within the next five years. The report, On the Fast-Track to end the AIDS epidemic, reveals that the extraordinary acceleration of progress made over the past 15 years could be lost and urges all partners to concentrate their efforts to increase and front-load investments to ensure that the global AIDS epidemic is ended as a public health threat by 2030.
 
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South Africa: New, Better HIV Drugs Can Save Billions of Rand

The introduction of three new antiretroviral medicines for treating people with HIV could save $3 billion for programmes in low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2025. This finding was presented in February at the world's premier HIV science meeting: the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, better known as CROI.

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6ème Semaine africaine de vaccination du 26 au 28/04/2016

Au sud de Gitega ( centre du Burundi),  au centre de santé de la commune Bukirasazi, ce mardi 26 avril 2016, Dr Josiane Nijimbere,  ministre burundaise de la Santé publique et de la Lutte contre le Sida,  en compagnie de plusieurs personnalités locaux et de la population des environs, a lancé la 6ème Semaine africaine de vaccination (SAV) avec l’introduction de la 4ème dose du vaccin contre la diphtérie, le tétanos et la coqueluche (DTC 4), et la 2ème dose du vaccin contre la rougeole (VAR), administrée depuis janvier 2013 aux enfants de 18 mois.
 
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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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Près de 450 millions d'Africains menacés par la méningite qui "tue en 24 heures"

 
À Abidjan, des spécialistes de huit pays du continent ont alerté que la méningite cérébro-spinale à méningocoques qui menace 450 millions d'Africains en 2016.
Vingt-six pays qui composent la "ceinture africaine de la méningite s'étendant du Sénégal à l'Ethiopie - où vivent 450 millions de personnes - peuvent être lourdement touchés par des épisodes épidémiques", ont averti les experts lors d'une conférence de presse, appelant à une riposte efficace.
 
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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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China needs tougher enforcement of vaccine regulation: WHO

China must strengthen regulation of its market for vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, after a bust of an illegal black market drugs ring this month underscored the country's regulatory weaknesses.
 
Police have arrested more than 130 suspects over a scandal in which 310 million yuan ($48 million) of illegal vaccines was sold onto the market. The value of the illegal trades could be as much as $90 million.
 
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Over Half Of Measles Cases In U.S. Outbreaks Are Unvaccinated -- Often Intentionally

Even though measles was eliminated from the U.S.—meaning the disease no longer circulated on its own within U.S. borders—16 years ago, outbreaks have continued to result from occasionally imported cases. But the disease can only spread if enough people are not vaccinated against it—and that’s precisely why the U.S. has seen an increase in measles outbreaks. In fact, well over half of people who have caught measles in the past decade and a half were unvaccinated, and most of them had refused the measles vaccine, found a recent study in JAMA.
 
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Nigeria: War Against VPD - After Polio, Measles Should Be Next

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Nigeria polio-free, it was celebrated after fighting the battle since 1976. This battle also forced the federal government to set up the National Programme on Immunization (NPI) in the same year. Though the effort failed woefully but in 1979 it was reactivated, leading to the emergence of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI).The same can be done to other Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD), ODIRI UCHENUNU writes.
 
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