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Washington, D.C., 27 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) – The Region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. This achievement culminates a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella throughout the Americas. The declaration o...
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A well-functioning supply chain often goes unnoticed. People rarely talk about fully stocked shelves at the store or on-time delivery of a package. It’s the interruptions to the supply chain that get noticed. As they say, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. These days, immunization supply chains (iSC)—the network of staff, equipment, vehicles, and data needed to get vaccines safely from the manuf...
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Abstract Presently the dose of rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) which is an integral part of rabies post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is calculated based on body weight though the recommendation is to infiltrate the wound(s). This practice demands large quantities of RIG which may be un-affordable to many patients. In this background, we conducted this study to know if the quantity and cost of RIG can b...
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Dear colleagues, Recently, I finished the review of " Guidelines on stock records for immunization programme and vaccines store managers" which come with accompanying CD-ROM - I coudn't find it - including electronic versions of the stock management forms. With our approach to start a new EPI programe, it will be very helpful if you can provide us with this excel file (Linked to CD-ROM...
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Dear viewers Please go through the attached PPT which may contribute to better the quality of service delivery. The illustrations are just a fraction of the tip of an iceberg. We daily receive such illustrations from the field. We wish to share the PPT presented on 21st Sep 2016 in the regular Academic society meeting which dramatically and to a large extent solved the longstanding high risk vac...
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Dear All, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Imperial Health Sciences will host the next Warehouse Operations Management (WOM) program in English from the 24th of October – 4th of November 2016. The program will be hosted at Imperial Health Sciences ISO 9001:2008 certified facility in Nairobi Kenya. Please find attached the outline for the WOM program. Why should I atten...
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