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Dr Boston Zimba, Dr Ghanashyam Sethy, Dr Mike Chisema, Dr. Desmond Maada Kangbai, Ida-Marie Ameda, Yacine Kretz
During this fourth session, we hear directly from Malawi and Sierra Leone on their experiences of developing their One Plan One Budget for their COVID-19 vaccination programme. The counties share...
Prof. Maarten Voors, Wageningen University
Sierra Leone: A randomized controlled trial of last-mile delivery of vaccines in remote areas
UNICEF
Sierra Leone: Vaccine Stock Performance, iSC challenges, mitigation and responsive VMS actions
Danilo Buonsenso, Bianca Cinicola, Memenatu Ngaima Kallon, Francesco Iodice
Since COVID-19 in the pediatric population is infrequently severe, the indirect costs of the pandemic, related to the measures implemented to deal with the spread of the virus, can be worse than the...
Shibani Kulkarni, Roberta Sutton, Palak Patel, Oliver Eleeza, Mohamed F. Jalloh, Maria Lahuerta, Mame Toure, Lauren E. Parmley, Laura Conklin, Elisabeth Wilhelm, Dimitri Prybylski, Brent Wolff, Benjamin Hickler, Anthony Mansaray, Adewale Akinjeji, Aaron S. Wallace
Quantitative and qualitative assessments have revealed diverse factors that influence the uptake of childhood immunisation services and shed light on reasons for vaccination delays and refusals....
Home-based record of Sierra Leone
Pierre-Stéphane Gsell et al.
In March, 2016, a flare-up of Ebola virus disease was reported in Guinea, and in response ring vaccination with the unlicensed rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine was introduced under expanded access, the first time...
Home-based record (HBR) for Sierra Leone circa 2011
Carol Tevi-Benissan et al.
The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic plan outlines the phased removal of oral polio vaccines (OPVs), starting with type 2 poliovirus–containing vaccine and introduction of inactivated polio...
Edmond F. Maes et al.
Global measures to eradicate polio began in 1988; as of 2014, four of six World Health Organization (WHO) regions have been certified polio-free. Within the two endemic regions (African and Eastern...
Rafael Obregon, Sabeeha Quereshi, Ketan Chitnis, Naqibullah Safi, Ade Pouye, Savita Naqvi, Kshiitij Joshi, Erma Manoncourt, Catherine Richey, Rania El Asawi, Amaya M Gillespie
Following the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in July 2014, UNICEF was asked to co-lead,...
Widdowson MA et al.
In October 2014, the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences of the University of Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and CDC joined the global effort to...
Stefano Merler et al.
Interim results from the Guinea Ebola ring vaccination trial suggest high efficacy of the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine. These findings open the door to the use of ring vaccination strategies in which the...
Mable Carole Tevi-Benissan et al.
Background Significant progress has been made to increase access to vaccines in Africa since the 1974 launch of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). Successes include the introduction of...
Blanche-philomene Melanga Anya, Edna Moturi, Teka Aschalew, Mable Carole Tevi-Benissan, Bartholomew Dicky Akanmori, Alain Nyembo Poy, Kinuam Leon Mbulu, Joseph Okeibunor, Richard Mihigo, Felicitas Zawaira
Background Important investments were made in countries for the polio eradication initiative. On 25 September 2015, a major milestone was achieved when Nigeria was removed from the list of...
Etienne Minkoulou, Pascal Mkanda, Richard Mihigo, Joseph Okeibunor, Landoh Dadja, Peter Gaturuku, Ali Yahaya, Keith Shaba, Alain Poy
Introduction The PEI Programme in the WHO African region invested in recruitment of qualified staff in data management, developing data management system and standards operating systems since the...
Pezzoli
Publication Abstract: In November 2009, Sierra Leone conducted a preventive yellow fever (YF) vaccination campaign targeting individuals aged nine months and older in six health districts. The...
Catherine Bruckner & Francesco Checchi
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...
Nitwara Wikan et al.
Zika virus was originally identified in a sentinel rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947. The virus is a member of the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, and is transmitted to humans...
Leigh Ann Miller et al.
During May 23, 2014–January 10, 2015, Sierra Leone reported 7,777 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) (1). In response to the epidemic, on August 5, Sierra Leone\'s Emergency Operations...
Kelly L Edmunds et al.
Emerging infectious diseases present threats to global health.1 The 2014–2016 Ebola virus disease outbreak in western Africa – caused by the Democratic Republic of the Congo strain – caught...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This guide outlines advocacy activities to build human, financial and political support for the Polio Eradication Initiative as a platform for strengthening preventive health services. It outlines...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This report presents poliovirus surveillance data from 2014 and 2015, focusing on the 20 countries in the African Region and six in the Eastern Mediterranean Region that reported a WPV or circulating...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This report highlights the achievements made in expanding access to vaccines in Africa and discusses some of the remaining challenges to achieving universal access to vaccines. The timing of this...
BID
The BLN is a platform for peer learning and information exchange intended to enable strong collaborative links between peers from different countries in support of improved data...
Adam J. Kucharski, Rosalind M. Eggo, Conall Watson, Anton Camacho, Sebastian Funk, W. John Edmunds
Using an Ebola virus disease transmission model, the researchers found that addition of ring vaccination at the outset of the West Africa epidemic might not have led to containment of this disease....
World Health Organization (WHO)
This report, prepared by the Secretariat for the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan, serves as the basis for the independent review. As was the case in 2013 and 2014, this report reviews...
World Health Organization (WHO)
 No confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 27 December. On 29 December, WHO declared that human-to-human transmission of Ebola virus has ended in Guinea, after...
K Jia and K Mohamed
Most underdeveloped countries do not meet core disease outbreak surveillance because of the lack of human resources, laboratory and infrastructural facilities. The use of cell phone technology for...
Lawrence O Gostinemail, Eric A Friedman
The Ebola epidemic will take hundreds of thousands of lives if the current trajectory is not reversed.1 Fear has gripped the most affected countries: Sierra Leone instituted a national lockdown,2...
Karen Grépin
In this article, the researcher examines the level and speed of the international donations to tackle the Ebola epidemic and how they aligned with evolving estimates of funds required to bring the...
Arthur L Caplan
The first true epidemic of Ebola led to widespread panic. The virus appeared in so many countries in 2014—including Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the USA—that...
Bryan T. Grenfell, Sebastien Ballesteros, Audrey M. Dorélien
The researchers analyze the impact of birth seasonality (seasonal oscillations in the birth rate) on the dynamics of acute, immunizing childhood infectious diseases. Previous research has explored...