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Use of MenAfriVac™ (meningitis A vaccine) in a controlled temperature chain (CTC) during campaigns

The need to keep vaccines in a 2°C to 8°C cold chain is a constraining factor for many immunization campaigns due to limited storage capacity and/or limited ice pack freezing capacity; supplementary immunization activities planned across sub-Saharan Africa to introduce MenAfriVac™ are a good example. In 2012, the licence for the Serum Institute of India’s meningitis A vaccine, MenAfriVac®, was changed based on a thorough review of scientific data by regulatory authorities and the World Health Or...

In Pictures: Delivering MenAfriVac using the CTC approach

by Dan Brigden, PATH In November 2012, the first immunization campaign to use a controlled temperature chain (CTC) took place in Banikoara in northern Benin. This photo set contains photographs taken during the campaign, where over 155,000 people were vaccinated using the CTC approach.

Notes from the field: Delivering MenAfriVac using the CTC approach

by Simona Zipursky, PATH; Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey, WHO/AFRO; Olivier Ronveaux, WHO/AFRO; Sylvestre Tiendrebeogo, Consultant In November 2012, the first immunization campaign to use a controlled temperature chain (CTC) took place in Banikoara in northern Benin. MenAfriVac is a meningitis A vaccine developed by the Serum Institute of India with support from PATH and the World Health Organization (WHO) through the

MenAfriVac: New Meningococcal A conjugate Vaccine

A big thank you to Kim Kertson, PATH, for this note! Less than ten years after the creation of the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) the new meningococcal A conjugate vaccine is ready to be introduced in Africa. MenAfriVacTM was licensed by the Indian regulatory authorities in December 2009, prequalified by the World Health Organization in June 2010, and registered in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso in summer 2010. The licensing and prequalification process is a guarantee that the vaccine meets s...
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