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Promoting HEP B birth dose coverage

Dear viewers We wish to share the original article -- “Study on Hepatitis B Birth dose Vaccination Coverage, Promoting the same in a Private Rural Medical College”. Though Viral Hepatitis – a silent public health problem of “extraordinary scale” could not feature in MDG goals, got qualified to be observed as “World Hepatitis Day” since July 2010. On record analysis of vaccination data entered in the extended Immunogram of RHTC Sampaje with only ~17,500 population, 216 children...

Manoor Sub-Centre (SC) – beyond 2020: A template for replication:

Dear viewers Manoor is a SC of Community Health Centre (CHC) Kota of Udupi Taluk and district of Karnataka state. What the country wants to achieve by 2020 is already achieved and sustained. Udupi and the neighboring districts – Dakshinakannada, Kodagu, are all well performing districts. Only constraint is that 71.5% of birthing is occurring in the private sector including a pioneer private Medical College who deny / delay the administration of HepB birth dose vaccine and the coverage is 43.1...

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization October 2016 meeting report

The SAGE October 2016 meeting report has been published in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record. SAGE reviewed relevant data and evidence, advised and made recommendations on various complex and critical issues including: Global Vaccine Action Plan: 2016 mid-term review of progress and recommendations Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE) and broader tetanus prevention Measles and rubella elimination Hepatitis B vaccination Schedules and strategies for human papillomavi...

New "Vaccine" article: Hepatitis B vaccine stored outside the cold chain setting: a pilot study in rural Lao PDR

Great study on off-label use of HepB vaccine out of the cold chain and how this help raise HepB birth dose coverage by almost 30% without any safety or adverse reaction reported.It does feel that we really don’t make full use of VVMs!!!
Hepatitis B vaccine stored outside the cold chain setting: a pilot study in rural Lao PDRAmy R. Kolwaitea (CDC); Anonh Xeuatvongsa (MoH Lao PDR); Alejandro Ramirez-Gonzalez (WHO Lao PDR now in HQ); Kathleen Wannemuehler (CDC); Viengnakhone Vongxaye...

Hepatitis B guidance documents available in English and French

The following guidance documents are now available:

PRACTICES TO IMPROVE COVERAGE OF THE HEPATITIS B BIRTH DOSE VACCINE
This document is now available in both English and French. The main purpose of this document is to evaluate published and grey literature on best...

Promoting Hepatitis B birth dose in private sector

The study area is a Health Sub-Centre in a Primary Health Centre of a coastal district of Karnataka state. This district has already achieved the Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5 of 2015 and the targets set for 2017 under RMNCH+A. But it is lagging behind in HepB birth dose. In this district, >65% deliveries are occurring in private institutions including Private Medical Colleges. Only a few are practicing administration of HepB birth dose. ANM, in her outreach session can administer zero O...

Hepatitis spreading because of reuse of syringes

Around 12 million people in Pakistan are suffering from hepatitis B and C, with Balochistan topping the list followed by Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Pakistan has the highest therapeutic use of injections worldwide and researchers in the country have found that the increasing incidence of hepatitis, especially hepatitis C, is directly related to the higher use of injections and reuse of syringes.

The research published two years ago was the first national population-bas...

Cocktails safe or not?

Hi All,

After several years of working in Immunization related activities to help others, I find myself on the other side of the fence, with a 2 month old baby, in Senegal, trying to get her shots. She was born in the US, and we opted not do the HEP B at birth and figured to start at 2 months. We went to a fancy pharmacy in Saly, where they only had DTaP + PCV + Hib + Polio as a cocktail and didn't know anything about RV and then Hep B as a standalone.

I had in the p...
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