The emerging world’s vaccine pioneers | Bill Gates

Vaccines work wonders. They prevent disease from striking, which is better than treating it after the fact. They are also relatively cheap and easy to deliver. Yet millions of children do not get them. This has always been stunning to me. When we started the Gates Foundation 15 years ago, we assumed that all of the obvious steps were already being taken, and that we would have to go after the expensive or unproven solutions. In fact, delivering basic vaccines is still one of our top priorities.

Congo-Brazzaville: L'OMS demande au Congo de faire de la lutte contre les maladies évitables une priorité

La représentante de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) au Congo, le Dr. Fatoumata Binto Tidiane Diallo, a lancé cet appel le 17 décembre, à l'occasion du démarrage de la campagne nationale de vaccination contre la rougeole, supplémentée en vitamine A et déparasitée au mebendazole, destinée aux enfants de six à cinquante-neuf mois


The Global Vaccine and Immunization Research Forum

Hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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New IDSA Guideline Provides Vaccine Recommendations for People with HIV Infection, Cancer and Other Conditions

People with compromised immune systems–such as those with cancer, HIV infection and Crohn’s disease–are especially vulnerable to illness and most should receive the flu shot and other vaccinations, notes a new guideline released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Vaccination rates tend to be lower in patients with compromised immune systems in part because their physicians may be concerned about safety and effectiveness.


‘Remote-controlled’ vaccine delivery could eliminate need for booster jabs

Many vaccines, such as those for Hep A and B, HPV, MMR and rabies, need several booster doses to achieve maximal immunological protection. Booster doses add to the complexity of vaccine administration, especially when used in large vaccination campaigns in the developing world.


Calendrier des vaccinations : vers une simplification

Les autorités de santé ont décidé de changer le calendrier des vaccinations. Désormais, les bébés auront moins de piqûres.

La France va décider de rejoindre le modèle vaccinal qui existe chez ses voisins suédois, danois ou finlandais. Il prévoit notamment moins de vaccins chez les enfants lors des premières années de la vie mais la vaccination est obligatoire (diphtérie-tétanos-poliomyélite) pour garantir une bonne couverture sanitaire.


Vaccinations have prevented at least 103 million cases of contagious disease since 1924

Vaccinations have been credited with some of humanity's greatest technological triumphs over disease, including drastically reducing polio around the globe and almost eliminating smallpox entirely. But how many people have been spared life-threatening infections thanks to the introduction of vaccines?


GAVI Alliance board to consider new vaccine support

GAVI Alliance partners gathered in Cambodia this week for a meeting to determine which new vaccines will be added to its portfolio of support, the organization said on Tuesday.


Sénégal: Vaccination contre la rougéole et la rubéole - Mansour Sy salue les options de la prévention des maladies

Le ministre de la Fonction publique, Mansour Sy, a présidé, hier, le lancement de la campagne nationale de vaccination contre la rougeole et la rubéole à Nioro. Il a saisi cette occasion pour magnifier les efforts du Sénégal en matière de protection des enfants.

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