Task Force on Immunization in Africa

From the Task Force on Immunization (TIF) in Africa website:


At Serum Institute, Charles takes update on MMR vaccine

On their maiden visit to the city, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles Sunday made a special stopover at the Serum Institute of India. While the Prince of Wales interacted with scientists and senior officials at the manufacturing facility,

the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the legendary Poonawalla stud farm.

Charles attentively listened to the staff, asking questions about pneumoccocal and MMR vaccines and was impressed with the research and development laboratory.


How A California Law To Encourage Vaccination Could Backfire

California has a new law that's supposed to get more of the state's children vaccinated against measles, whooping cough and other infectious diseases.

But the law has taken a strange turn on its way to being put into action, one that may instead make it easier for parents to exempt their children from required vaccinations.


Senegal introduces two new vaccines to protect children

The GAVI Alliance announced on Tuesday that Senegal has added two new


Cambodia in first measles-rubella drive

More than one million children and youths up to age 15 in Cambodia have been vaccinated against measles and rubella in a first-time campaign that aims to immunize another three million by the end of December.

Health officials are trying to reach all the country’s children aged nine months to 15 years with the new dual vaccination that tackles the highly contagious measles virus as well as - for the first time in the country - the generally mild rubella (also known as German measles) that can be debilitating for foetuses of infected women.


La vaccination ROR reste trop faible en France

Entre 2008 et 2012 une importante épidémie de rougeole a causé dix décès par pneumopathie, myocardite ou encéphalite en France. La couverture vaccinale reste trop faible.


Lanzan campaña de inmunización

Con el lema “Pasa la bola, Guatemala sin sarampión ni rubeola” fue inaugurada ayer en el centro de San Sebastián Lemoa, Santa Cruz del Quiché, la campaña nacional de vacunación contra esas enfermedades.

El programa se desarrollará del 3 al 30 de noviembre en todo el país, y se intentará vacunar a 1.8 millones de niños menores de 5 años, con inversión de Q60 millones. También se entregará Vitacereal, se ofrecerá consejería para planificación familiar y pruebas de VIH.


Vacciner la future maman pour protéger le bébé

Peut-on vacciner une femme enceinte ? Pendant longtemps, les médecins répondaient par la négative. Aujourd'hui de nouvelles études relancent le débat. Quel est l'intérêt de vacciner la femme enceinte ? Est-ce pour protéger la future maman ou son bébé ?


Brazil to produce measles/rubella vaccine for poor countries

Brazil´s top biomedical research and development center announced plans on Monday to produce a combined measles and rubella vaccine for developing countries, mainly in Africa.

The first Brazilian vaccine developed specifically for export will be made by Bio-Manguinhos, a unit of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.