After the 2010 earthquake, Haiti committed to introducing 4 new antigens into its routine immunization schedule, which required improving its cold chain (ie, temperature-controlled supply chain) and increasing vaccine storage capacity by installing...
Following the 2010 earthquake, Haiti was at heightened risk for vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) outbreaks due to the exacerbation of long-standing gaps in the vaccination program and subsequent risk of VPD importation from other countries....
The synchronized introduction of the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and the switch from trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) has constituted an effort without precedents, and with astonishing results. Within the...
- Category: Programme management
- Country: Venezuela Bolivarian Republic Of, Uruguay, United States, Turks And Caicos Islands, Trinidad And Tobago, Suriname, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Saint Pierre And Miquelon, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Puerto Rico, Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Nicaragua, Montserrat, Mexico, Martinique, Jamaica, Honduras, Haiti, Guyana, Guatemala, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Cayman Islands, Canada, Brazil, Bolivia Plurinational State Of, Bermuda, Belize, Barbados, The Bahamas, Aruba, Argentina, Antigua And Barbuda, Anguilla
- Organisation: WHO
Cholera is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, and humans are the natural host. It is caused by the ingestion of O1 and less commonly O139 serogroups of the Vibrio cholerae bacterium and characterized by severe, potentially life-threatening...
BACKGROUND: A national campaign was conducted in Haiti in 2007-2008 to vaccinate all children and adolescents aged 1-19 years with measles-rubella vaccine in support of achieving the Region of the Americas 2010 goal of eliminating rubella and...
In October 2010, a virulent South Asian strain of El Tor cholera began to spread in Haiti. Interventions have included treatment of cases and improved sanitation. Use of cholera vaccines would likely have further reduced morbidity and mortality, but...
The health needs of children and adolescents in humanitarian emergencies are critical to the success of relief efforts and reduction in mortality. Measles has been one of the major causes of child deaths in humanitarian emergencies and further...
Fragile states are home to a sixth of the world\'s population, and their populations are particularly vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks. Timely surveillance and control are essential to minimise the impact of these outbreaks, but little...
- Category: Service delivery
- Country: Zimbabwe, Togo, Timor Leste, Tajikistan, Sudan, Somalia, Solomon Islands, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome And Principe, Myanmar, Liberia, Haiti, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Congo, Comoros, Chad, Central African Republic, Burundi, Angola, Afghanistan
Tremendous progress has been made globally to reduce the contribution of measles to the burden of childhood deaths and measles cases have dramatically decreased with increased two dose measles-containing vaccine coverage. As a result the Global...
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Dear TechNet Community, WHO and UNICEF are pleased to announce the release of a new Joint Statement on Achieving immunization targets with the comprehensive effective vaccine manage
The TechNet21 consultation was held in Dakar, Senegal from 5-7 February 2013. Around 200 delegates attended the conference, where presentations were made on a wide range of subjects. We bring you the
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Launched in 1999 by UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA and partners the MNT Elimination initiative has led to protection of more than 90 million women against tetanus in more than 45 countries through Supplemental Im
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