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JSI, Clinton Heath Access Initiative, VillageReach, ThinkPlace
JSI, VillageReach (VR) and CHAI collaborated across several countries and supply chains to explore the challenges of dissemination, interpretation and use of global technical goods.
World Health Organization (WHO)
This implementation guidance summarizes and builds on current global recommendations and programmatic considerations for establishing and/or strengthening platforms for the vaccination of health...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This interim guidance for vaccination to help stop the monkeypox outbreak is provided to support the global response to an evolving situation. For information on different vaccines that may be...
PATH.
In 2020, Ghana's switched from ROTARIX to ROTAVAC in its routine immunization program in order to save money and cold chain space. An economic analysis of this switch, conducted by PATH, the...
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
Conformément à son mandat, qui prévoit qu’elle conseille les États Membres en matière de politique sanitaire, l’OMS publie une série de notes de synthèse régulièrement mises à jour sur...
PATH, Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Foundation, Palestinian Ministry of Health
La vaccination antirotavirus en Palestine a considérablement fait diminuer la charge de morbidité que représente la diarrhée chez les enfants, et ses bénéfices ont été renforcés par un...
Birgitte Giersing
Strategic intent for Preferred Policy Profiles and proposed test cases
BID Initiative
Preventable disease, emerging infectious disease, extreme weather-related disasters due to urbanization and environmental degradation, and complications of pregnancy and childbirth still claim far...
BID Initiative
The BID Learning Network invites you to view a webinar presentation on The Immunization Data: Evidence for Action (IDEA) Review. IDEA is a global synthesis of existing evidence aimed at increasing...
BID Initiative
The BID Learning Network invites you to view a webinar presentation on The Data Use Partnership. The use of reliable information from a well-designed health information system is critical for:...
BID Initiative
Just as medical doctors take the Hippocratic Oath as they graduate into their profession, so do many engineers solemnly promise to carry out work to the highest quality, recognizing that any errors...
BID Initiative
Sustainability has been a core principle of the BID Initiative from its earliest days. Planning for sustainability focuses on four key areas: policy, institutional factors, technical issues, and...
The Community Guide
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends standing orders for vaccinations—when used alone or when combined with additional interventions—to increase vaccination rates among...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The sample job aid is adapted from Timor Leste (IMMUNIZATIONbasics, 2007) and is based on a child immunization schedule that calls for BCG and hepatitis B at birth; Pentavalent, oral polio vaccine...
Global Task Force on Cholera Control
Ending Cholera—A Global Roadmap to 2030 operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a...
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO’s Vision and Mission in Immunization and Vaccines 2015-2030 describes WHO’s strategic focus and key roles in achieving the goals of the Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020, across all areas...
World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF
You will find here 3 documents: 1- WHO/UNICEF Joint Communique – Replacement of TT with Td vaccine for dual protection 2- WHO/UNICEF GUIDANCE NOTE Ensuring Sustained Protection Against...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in 1999 to provide guidance on the work of WHO. SAGE is the...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This information bulletin addresses the implications and required guidance associated with the upcoming scheduled shift in vaccine vial monitor (VVM) of the GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA (GSK)...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This guidance note for National Immunization Programmes aims to: Present considerations regarding the involvement of nongovernmental (private) providers in vaccine delivery (including...
Howard N, Walls H, Bell S, Mounier-Jack S
Improving evidence informed decision-making in immunisation is a global health priority and many low and middle-income countries have established National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups...
Nyambat Batmunkh et al.
To empower governments to formulate rational policies without pressure from any group, and to increasethe use of evidence-based decision-making to adapt global recommendations on immunization to...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The HPV Vaccine Introduction Clearing House is a unique space to find WHO publications, tools and other important resources on the human papillomavirus vaccine. The purpose is to help guide HPV...
World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF
WHO and UNICEF strongly recommend the systematic and exclusive use of auto-disable (AD) syringes for the delivery of vaccines and reuse prevention syringes (RUP) for the reconstitution of vaccines...
Orenstein WA et al.
Measles, a vaccine-preventable illness, is one of the most infectious diseases known to man. In 2015, an estimated 134,200 measles deaths occurred globally. Rubella, also vaccine-preventable, is a...
Jane E.Frawley et al.
Background: Vaccination rates have remained steady for a number of years in Australia, however geographical areas of lower vaccine coverage remains a day-to-day challenge. The study explores parental...
Edward O. Jones, Mark Jit, Kévin Jean, Michael L. Jackson, Tini Garske, Dagna Constenla, Andrew Clark, Samantha Clark, Nicole A. Perales, Carlos Riumallo-Herl, Angela Y. Chang, Xi Li, Chutima Suraratdecha, Olivia Bullock, Hope Johnson, Logan Brenzel, Stéphane Verguet
With social policies increasingly directed toward enhancing equity through health programs, it is important that methods for estimating the health and economic benefits of these programs by...
Lois A. Weithorn et al.
Rates of vaccine-preventable diseases have increased in the United States in recent years, largely due to parental refusals of recommended childhood immunizations. Empirical studies have demonstrated...
Elisabetta De Vito et al.
This review focuses on existing immunization policies and practices for migrants and refugees and provides an overview of barriers and facilitators for access to and utilization of immunization...
Tohme RA et al.
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...
Callum Northcote
Aid to health has been instrumental in improving health outcomes in many places; however, all of these gains could be undone by a mismanaged donor transition. If donors transition too early, or en...
Bradford D.Gessner et al.
There is an enhanced focus on considering the full public health value (FPHV) of vaccination when setting priorities, making regulatory decisions and establishing implementation policy for public...
Timothy Caulfield et al.
There is growing controversy about vaccination rates in Canada. A significant percentage of the population is uncertain about the science of vaccines, and in some areas ‘herd immunity\' is being...
Sabin
The Sabin Vaccine Institute, in collaboration with international partners and the Government of Georgia, organized a Workshop on Immunization Legislation that gathered the three European countries of...
MarkDredze et al.
The recent inauguration of President Trump carries with it many public health policy implications. During the election, President Trump, like all political candidates, made policy commitments to...
U. Heininger et al.
In 2013, the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) created a Working Group on Vaccine Safety (WG) to address unmet needs in the area of vaccine pharmacovigilance....
Xavier Bosch-Capblanch et al.
Background: Equity remains a priority in the international health development agenda. However, major inequities in vaccination coverage jeopardise the achievement of the Sustainable Development...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The current WHO position on the use of yellow fever (YF) vaccine is set out in the 2013 WHO position paper on vaccines and vaccination against YF and those recommendations are unchanged....
Jennifer R. Verani et al.
Case-control studies are commonly used to evaluate effectiveness of licensed vaccines after deployment in public health programs. Such studies can provide policy-relevant data on vaccine performance...
Pär Eriksson et al.
Introduction: The vaccine vial monitor (VVM) registers cumulative heat exposure on vaccines over time. As low- and lower-middle-income countries transition beyond support from the Global Alliance for...
Henry Luzze et al.
As immunization programs around the world undergo rapid change and expansion, supply chain and logistics systems have become strained, making it increasingly challenging for national public health...
Laura Kerr
5.9 million children under 5 died in 2015, the majority from vaccine preventable diseases. Decades of effort & investment from donor countries have driven significant progress but, in the final year...
omas J. Philipson et al.
Objectives: To determine the lifetime social value of using the guideline-recommended vaccines for children born in the United States in 2009. Study Design: This study utilized an economic model...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Developed jointly by UNICEF and WHO, this brief \"MDVP\" mini-course provides all partners and staff working to support immunization with a better understanding of the 2014 revision of the Multi-Dose...
Michèle A. Barocchi et al.
Vaccines have the potential to transform the health of all individuals and to reduce the health inequality between rich and poor countries. However, to achieve these goals, it is no longer sufficient...
UNICEF
Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, The State of the World\'s Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics and is available in...
Laxminarayan & Ganguly
Although India is a leading producer and exporter of vaccines, the country is home to one-third of the world’s unimmunized children. Fewer than 44 percent of India’s young children receive the...
Sun-Young Kim et al.
Immunization policymakers at global and local levels need to establish priorities among new vaccines competing for limited resources. However, comparison of the potential impact of single vaccination...
G. L. Lawrence
Australia implemented conjugate meningococcal C immunization in 2003 with a single scheduled dose at age 12 months and catch-up for individuals aged 2–19 years. Several countries have recently...
Sonia Pagliusi et al.
The Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN) assembled high-profile leaders from global health organisations and vaccine manufactures for its 16th Annual General Meeting to work...
Chris Wright, Carolyn Hart, Todd Dickens, Alan Bornbusch
Guiding Principles: (1) Governments should see themselves as stewards of supply chains, providing vision, guidance, and oversight, not necessarily as operators of supply chains. (2) Governments...
David W. Scheifele
Funded immunization programs are best able to achieve high participation rates, optimal protection of the target population, and indirect protection of others. However, in many countries public...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This document provides a general overview of the work carried out by the Quality, Safety and Standards Team of the WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals. It briefly outlines the...
Madhavi Y et al.
India has over a century old tradition of development and production of vaccines. The Government rightly adopted self-sufficiency in vaccine production and self-reliance in vaccine technology as its...
Devendra Gnawali et al.
A goal of the Global Vaccine Action Plan, led by the World Health Organization, is country ownership by 2020, defined here as the point when a country fully finances its routine immunization program...
David B. Ridley et al.
In 2004 an Institute of Medicine report warned of vaccine shortages, raising concerns about disease outbreaks. More than a decade later, we looked for progress in reducing vaccine shortages. We...
Jason L. Schwartz & Adel Mahmoud
With vaccination efforts forced to compete for scarce resources at a time when national health budgets, global health resources, and the global donor community are facing considerable strains,...
David Elliman & Helen Bedford
Inevitably, an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease in the UK triggers calls for compulsory vaccination. As of April 17, 2013, 808 cases of measles have been reported in the Swansea area, about...
Julia Blau et al.
A National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) is an expert advisory committee that provides evidence-based recommendations to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to guide immunization programs...
Stuart Gilmour et al.
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) partially suspended the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in June, 2013. Although HPV vaccination has just been included in...
Diwakar Yadav & Chander Shekhar
The Universal Immunisation Programme was integrated with the Reproductive and Child Health Programme to improve childhood immunisation in India. However, there is a lack of empirical research on...
S. Skidmore et al.
In recent years the number of pregnant women susceptible to rubella has increased markedly. In the West Midlands the proportion has risen from 1·4% in 2004 to 6·9% in 2011. Locally, the proportion...
Qanta A Ahmed et al.
Global poliomyelitis eradication is almost within reach—this disease persists only in Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, which are countries with substantial Muslim populations.1 Today this...
Cody Meissner
The individual, societal, and economic benefits of disease prevention resulting from childhood and adult immunization programs in the United States are without question. A report from the Centers for...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus primarily transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (1,2). Infection with Zika virus is asymptomatic in an estimated 80% of cases (2,3), and when Zika virus...
Md Z. Sadique et al.
The demand for vaccination against infectious diseases involves a choice between vaccinating and not vaccinating, in which there is a trade-off between the benefits and costs of each option. The aim...
Mônica P. L. Cunha et al.
Despite good safety records, vaccines given to young children can cause adverse events. We investigated the reported adverse events following immunization (AEFI) of vaccines given to children of less...
Thoon KC et al.
Hospital-based active surveillance can enhance signal detection and follow-up investigations of AEFI. Subsequently, public health bodies are better equipped to maintain public confidence in...
Akihiko Saitoh, Nobuhiko Okabe
Recent progress in the Japanese immunization program has partially closed the “vaccine gap,” i.e., the deficiencies in that program relative to immunization programs in other developed countries....
Libster R. & Edwards KM.
Whooping cough, due to Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis, is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Despite widespread pertussis immunization in childhood, there are...
Angela K. Shen, Mike McQuestion, Rebecca Fields
Vaccine costs in the developing world have grown from < US$1/child in 2001 to about $21 for boys and $35 for girls in 2014, as more and costlier vaccines are being introduced into national...
Peter B McIntyre & Thomas A Clark
In what settings is pertussis vaccination in pregnancy most relevant? In low-income and middle-income countries, substantial price advantages of whole-cell vaccines, concerns about infant immune...
Gayatri Amirthalingam et al.
In October, 2012, a pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women was introduced in response to an outbreak across England. The researchers aimed to assess the vaccine effectiveness and the...
Elyse O. Kharbanda et al.
In 2010, due to a pertussis outbreak and neonatal deaths, the California Department of Health recommended that the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) be...
UNDP
The document Waste Stream Concept Development is Part B of the Healthcare Waste Management Toolkit for GF Policy Makers and Practitioners. The other two documents are: Part A: Rational for...
UNDP
This document is the first part of a toolkit for environmental safeguarding of GF grants. The toolkit is intended to help to reduce risks from the generation and disposal of HCW, especially the...
Chadambuka A et al.
Gokwe South, a rural district in Midlands Province, Zimbabwe, reported the lowest rate of immunisation coverage in the country in 2005: 55 per cent of children vaccinated with three doses of...
L. Reed Walton et al.
The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a federal advisory committee that develops written recommendations for use of vaccines licensed by the Food and Drug...
Jeffrey N. Roberts & Marion F. Gruber
Despite supportive public health policies (e.g., ACIP recommendations), the potential for providing clinical benefit through maternal immunization has yet to be fully realized. For vaccines already...
Marien González-Lorenzo et al.
Health policy makers often have to face decisions on whether and how to incorporate new vaccines into immunisation plans. This study aims to review and catalogue the relevant current frameworks and...
Bruce Y. Lee et al.
While scientific studies can show the need for vaccine policy or operations changes, translating scientific findings to action is a complex process that needs to be executed appropriately for change...
Park, Ina U, Introcaso, Camille, Dunne, Eileen F
To provide updates for the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines on human papillomavirus (HPV) and anogenital warts (AGWs), a review of...
Denise et al.
From 2011 to 2013, immunization proponents won significant legislative victories that tightened philosophical exemptions in Washington, Oregon, and California. Highlighting data on the high rates of...
Erin Fry Sosne et al.
This paper—designed for use by US executive branch officials, members of Congress, advocates, and other stakeholders— presents an analysis of the USG’s role in global immunization and offers...
Dierig A et al.
The study concludes that immunisation policies regarding BCG vaccine exist in the majority of European countries. Indications for BCG immunisation varied considerably, likely reflecting national TB...
Rita Reyburn et al.
The outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe intensified interest in the control and prevention of cholera. While there is agreement that safe water, sanitation, and personal hygiene are ideal for the long...
Sachiko Ozawa et al.
Triangulation of results from two methods captured a richer story behind vaccine adoption decisions for hepatitis A. The discrepancy between policymakers’ beliefs and existing data suggest a...
C.M. Toscano et al.
The Pan American Health Organization\'s ProVac Initiative, designed to strengthen national decision making regarding the introduction of new vaccines, was initiated in 2004. Central to realizing...
Marcel F. Verweij et al.
Given the ethical aspects of vaccination policies and current threats to public trust in vaccination, it is important that governments follow clear criteria for including new vaccines in a national...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The document provides information for Ministries of Health and hospital sentinel sites on why and how to determine the denominator of at-risk children <5 years of age and rate of meningitis...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This document is intended for use by national immunization programme managers and immunization partners involved in operational support. General guidance about planning the introduction of a...
World Health Organization (WHO)
A vaccine diluent is the liquid mixed with a lyophilized (freeze-dried) vaccine in order to reconstitute the lyophilized vaccine and provide the final vaccine for administration. A vaccine diluent...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This article presents the World Health Organization\'s (WHO) recommendations for the use of vaccines against diseases caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV) from the WHO position paper on Human...
Vanina Laurent-Ledru et al.
The vaccinology landscape has changed, with national authorities now being increasingly accountable to new stakeholders such as health insurers, regional regulatory bodies, the media, and civil...
Thompson KM et al.
Population immunity depends on the dynamic levels of immunization coverage that countries achieve over time and any transmission of viruses that occur within the population that induce immunity. In...