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Updated Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPD) Surveillance Standards Released

WHO has released the updated surveillance standards for more than 20 vaccine-preventable diseases. Each disease is its own self-contained chapter, available in color and in black and white (for ease of printing).  There is also an introductory chapter detailing some of the basics of surveillance.  French and Russian translations will be available in the coming months.  
https://www.technet-21.org/en/library/explore/vaccines-and-delivery-technologies/4942-vaccine-preventable-diseases-surveillance-standards    

New blog: "Getting to 'Mars' with immunization delivery"

Hi all, I just wrote a blog on PATH's DefeatDD.org called "Getting to 'Mars' with immunization delivery," which I thought might be of interest! I really enjoyed the recent blockbuster movie,The Martian. Andas a vaccine advocate supporting PATH's advocacy for stronger immunization supply chains project, I drewa parallel between the coordination, planning, and logistics that it would take for NASA to get humans to Mars (as portrayed in the movie) and the coordination, planning, and logistics that it takes to deliver lifesaving vaccines to every community around the world. If we want to reach our "Mars" of reaching every child, everywhere with vaccines, we need to focus on supply chain workers (or "astronauts"), high-tech cold chain equipment (spaceships), and data for decision-making (control centers). Hope you enjoy. :) -Laura   Laura Edison, MPH Scientific Communications Associate Vaccine Access and Delivery, PATH

IVAC VIMS Report on Global Vaccine Introduction - September 2015 Now Available!

The September 2015 Vaccine Information Management System (VIMS)Report on Global Vaccine Introductionfrom IVAC at Johns Hopkins is now availablehere. Recent vaccine introduction updates (since May 2015) include: · Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) has been introduced in Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lebanon, Lesotho, and Portugal. · Rotavirus vaccine has been introduced in Kiribati. · Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) has been introduced in Benin, Bhutan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, Guyana, Kiribati, TFYR Macedonia, Morocco, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sri Lanka, and Sudan.
Current and archived reports, as well as the PowerPoint slide deck with the latest report graphics, can also be found on the VIMS page of the IVAC website at:http://www.jhsph.edu/ivac/vims/ What is the VIMS Report? The VIMS report displays data and figures on the introduction status of Hib, pneumococcal, rotavirus, and inactivated polio vaccines both globally and in the 73 Gavi countries. The images and text in the report describe: · How many countries have introduced each vaccine or plan to in the future · National levels of vaccine coverage and access, globally and in Gavi countries · Vaccine introduction trends over time · Vaccine introduction status of each of the 194 countries, listed individually

PCV introduction in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali had marginal impact on EPI and little to none on broader health systems.

These are the conclusions from the recent study in 4 Gavi countries (attached). Are you convinced by these findings?
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