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MoH Senegal, World Health Organization (WHO)
Analyse de la réponse du pays à la COVID-19 et identification des meilleures pratiques et des lacunes cruciales à prendre en compte dans les futurs plans d’intervention,Analyse de la réponse du...
RDC Red cross
Analyse de la situation de vaccination contre la COVID-19 en RDC et stratégies de couverture des personnes les plus vulnérables,Analyse de la situation de vaccination contre la COVID-19 en RDC et...
UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO)
Revue sur l'expérience du Rwanda en matière de mise à l’échelle de méthodes de suivi en temps réel et d’utilisation de solutions numériques pour renforcer la surveillance de la COVID-19,...
UNICEF, World Health Assembly
Highlighting Rwanda’s Experience Scaling Real-time Monitoring Approaches Using Digital Solutions to Support COVID-19 Surveillance, COVID-19 Vaccination and Case Management,Highlighting Rwanda’s...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The Gambia: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,The Gambia: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best...
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS), UNICEF
RDC: Analyse de la réponse du pays à la COVID-19 et identification des meilleures pratiques et des lacunes cruciales à prendre en compte dans les futurs plans d’intervention,RDC: Analyse de la...
Banque Mondiale, Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
Guinée Bissau: Analyse de la réponse du pays à la COVID-19 et identification des meilleures pratiques et des lacunes cruciales à prendre en compte dans les futurs plans d’intervention pratiques...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Uganda: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,Uganda: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best...
World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO)
Guinea Bissau: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,Guinea Bissau: Analysis of country COVID-19 response,...
MoH South Sudan
South Sudan: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,South Sudan: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying...
World Health Organization (WHO)
DRC: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,DRC: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Niger: Analyse de la réponse du pays à la COVID-19 et identification des meilleures pratiques et des lacunes cruciales à prendre en compte dans les futurs plans d’intervention,Niger: Analyse de...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Mozambique: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,Mozambique: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Botswana: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,Botswana: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best...
World Health Organization (WHO)
South Sudan COVID-19 INTRA-ACTION REVIEW (IAR) Report 2022
Boly Diop, Cindy Chiu de Vázquez, Sidat Fofana, Sonam Wangchuk
Learn country experiences on #COVID19 vaccine roll-out and how they are reviewing this using the WHO COVID-19 vaccination intra-action review (IAR), also known as the mini COVID-19 post-introduction...
Boly Diop, Cindy Chiu de Vázquez, Sidat Fofana, Sonam Wangchuk
Aprenda las experiencias de los países en la implementación de la vacuna contra la COVID-19 y el cómo la están evaluando utilizando la revisión intra-acción (IAR) de la inmunización contra la...
Boly Diop, Cindy Chiu de Vázquez, Sidat Fofana, Sonam Wangchuk
Apprenez des expériences des pays sur le déploiement du vaccin COVID-19 et comment ils l'examinent à l'aide de la revue intra-action (IAR) de la vaccination COVID-19 de l'OMS, également connu...
Cindy Chiu de Vázquez, Jenny Walldorf
This is the pdf slides from the Mini-cPIE Clinic #04: Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake - Unique Risk Communication and Community Engagement Approaches, which took place on Tuesday, 23 November 2021....
Cindy Chiu de Vázquez, Jenny Walldorf
This is the consolidated questions and answers from the Mini-cPIE Clinic #03: Country Experience Sharing and Lessons Learned from Fragile States/ Humanitarian Contexts, which took place on Tuesday,...
Cindy Chiu de Vázquez, Jenny Walldorf
This is the consolidated questions and answers from the Mini-cPIE Clinic #02: Country Experience Sharing and Lessons Learned, which took place on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. Responses have been...
Cindy Chiu de Vázquez, Jenny Walldorf
This is the pdf slides from the Mini-cPIE Clinic #03: Country Experience Sharing and Lessons Learned from Fragile States/ Humanitarian Contexts, which took place on Tuesday, 12 October 2021. This...
Jenny Walldorf, Cindy Chiu de Vázquez
This is the pdf slides from the Mini-cPIE Clinic #01: Global Overview and Country Experience Sharing, which took place on Wednesday, 28 July 2021. This mini-cPIE clinic included presenters from...
Jenny Walldorf, Cindy Chiu de Vázquez
This is the consolidated questions and answers from the Mini-cPIE Clinic #01: Global Overview and Country Experience Sharing, which took place on Wednesday, 28 July 2021. Responses have been...
Lassané Kaboré, Bertrand Meda, Isaie Médah, Stephanie Shendale, Laura Nic Lochlainn, Colin Sanderson, Mâ Ouattara, William M.F. Kaboré, Edouard Betsem, Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU
Background Despite the remarkable achievements of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in Burkina Faso, numerous challenges remain, including missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) which...
World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Programme, Healthcare Without Harm
This article talks about a specific private public partnership in Ghana where a company named ZoomPak was able to help Ghana in increasing the availability of Waste Management treatment and disposal...
Marc Poncin et al.
Objective To describe the implementation and feasibility of an innovative mass vaccination strategy – based on single-dose oral cholera vaccine – to curb a cholera epidemic in a large urban...
Michel Zaffran et al.
The global effort to eradicate poliomyelitis has reduced the incidence of cases caused by wild poliovirus by more than 99% since its launch in 1988, from 350 000 annual cases in 125 endemic...
Bvudzai Priscilla Magadzire et al.
A missed opportunity for vaccination (MOV) refers to any contact with health services by an individual who is eligible for vaccination, which does not result in the person receiving the vaccine doses...
Colleen Scott et al.
The collection, analysis, and use of data to measure and improve immunization programme performance are priorities for WHO, global partners and national immunization programmes (NIPs). High quality...
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...
World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF
\"Each year, the WHO and UNICEF release an annual report that estimates global immunization coverage. The report offers a snapshot of the world’s progress toward achieving the Global Vaccine Action...
World Health Organization (WHO)
From 24-30 April 2016, countries in the African Region commemorated the 6th African Vaccination Week (AVW).The goal of AVW is to strengthen immunization programmes in the African...
Leila A. Haidari et al.
Background: Gavi recommends solar refrigerators for vaccine storage in areas with less than eight hours of electricity per day, and WHO guidelines are more conservative. The question remains: Can...
Justus Benzler et al.
Work on the revised strategy, “EYE” (Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics), started in July 2016 during the Angola and DRC outbreaks. A meeting of partners in September 2016 brought together...
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...
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...
This evidence brief provides supply chain managers in low- and middle-income countries with a summary of how recent solar direct-drive (SDD) refrigeration projects have performed, highlighting...
Amber Hsiao, Sachin N Desai, Vittal Mogasale, Jean-Louis Excler, Laura Digilio
Improving water and sanitation is the preferred choice for cholera control in the long-term. Nevertheless, vaccination is an available too l that has been shown to be a cost‒effective option for...
Hitesh Hurkchand
The approach to review interagency collaboration in medicines supply chain examined the subject in the context of current literature and evidence in effective collaboration. As such, it did not focus...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Strong progress continues to be made since the Health Assembly called for the worldwide eradication of poliomyelitis in 1988.1 At the time, poliomyelitis was endemic in more than 125 countries around...
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,...
María Clara Restrepo-Méndez et al.
Despite the improvements made in global immunization coverage for children over the past decade,1,2 an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide are still not being reached by routine immunization...
Carl Schütte et al.
Zambia had a population of just over 13 million in 2010 of which 60.5% lived in rural areas. The total fertility rate is high at 5.9 per woman and higher in rural areas. Zambia is classified as a...
Teresa Guthrie, Charlotte Zikusooka, Brendan Kwesiga, Christabel Abewe, Stephen Lagony, Carl Schütte, Edmore Marinda, Kerrin Humphreys, Zipozihle Chuma Nombewu, Katlego Motlogelwa, Anthony Kinghorn
In Uganda and other countries, accurate data on the costs of immunization with routine and new vaccines is needed to improve country level planning and financing for immunization, as well as to...
Joseph Okeibuno et al.
Background As part of the efforts to eradicate polioviruses in the African Region, structures were put in place to ensure coordinated mobilization and deployment of resources within the framework...
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...
Lemma Fekadu et al.
Background Growing conflict and insecurity played a major role in precipitating polio outbreaks in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. In Angola, the early post-conflict situation was...
Jean Kamso et al.
Introduction The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) massively invested to overcome the crippling disease in countries of the WHO African Region. In the context of economic crisis, almost...
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...
Pezzoli
Publication Abstract: We used the clustered lot quality assurance sampling (clustered-LQAS) technique to identify districts with low immunization coverage and guide mop-up actions during the last 4...
Patrick Lydon et al.
The subject of the present study was a mass campaign against meningitis A that covered three regions of Chad and resulted in the vaccination of 1 807 158 individuals in December 2011. Although 12...
Kelias Phiri Msyamboza et al.
Despite some improvement in provision of safe drinking water, proper sanitation and hygiene promotion, cholera still remains a major public health problem in Malawi with outbreaks occurring almost...
Christine McNab, Tracey Goodman & Susan Wang
This report presents communication guidance and specific considerations for countries that plan to introduce human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine into their national immunization programme. New vaccine...
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...
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...
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
The global polio eradication initiative is at a critical crossroads. Some 25 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO), supported by Rotary International, launched a global goal of eradicating...
Damus Paquin Kouassi et al.
MenAfriVacTM is the first of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s pre-qualified vaccines to be allowed to mass vaccination campaign at a temperature below or equal to 40°C during 4 days. This new...
Messeret E. Shibeshi et al.
In seven southern African countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe), following implementation of a measles mortality reduction strategy starting in 1996,...
R Bruce Aylward
On 27 March 2014, India and the entire WHO South East Asia Region were certified polio-free , bringing to 80% the proportion of the world’s population that now lives in regions entirely free of...
Ane B. Fisker, Carlito Bale, Amabelia Rodrigues, Ibraima Balde, Manuel Fernandes, Mathias J. Jørgensen, Niels Danneskiold-Samsøe, Linda Hornshøj, Julie Rasmussen, Emil D. Christensen, Bo M. Bibby, Peter Aaby, Christine S. Benn
The World Health Organization recommends vitamin A supplementation (VAS) at routine vaccination contacts after 6 months of age based on the assumption that it reduces mortality by 24%. The policy has...
Michelle Morales et al.
In 2015, wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission was identified only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The widespread use of live, attenuated oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) has been crucial in polio eradication...
Saad B. Omer et al.
Disease eradication is an attractive public health goal. In addition to eliminating illnesses and deaths, eradication can lead to substantial cost savings. Eradication has been attempted for many...
Raymond Hutubessy et al.
The purpose, methods, data sources and assumptions behind the World Health Organization (WHO) Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Costing (C4P) tool that was developed to assist low- and...
Corinna Klingler et al.
This review documents the available evidence and shows that vaccination in low- and middle-income countries brings important economic benefits. The cost-effectiveness studies reviewed suggest to...
Olen Kew
Since its launch in 1988, the World Health Organization\'s Global Polio Eradication Initiative has reduced worldwide polio incidence by >99%. The most dramatic progress was achieved up to the year...
Katie L. Flanagan, Guest Editor
The WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization recently published their conclusions from a systematic review of the ‘non-specific’ or ‘heterologous effects’ of vaccines,...
The fight against endemic polio transmission is restricted to three countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. In 2012, when the world saw the lowest numbers of cases from polio-reporting...
Stanley K Diamenu et al.
The use of the protection-at birth (PAB) method to assess tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccination status of mothers in the routine immunization program is not yet introduced in Ghana. PAB is rather...
Stanley K Diamenu et al.
WHO and UNICEF supported Ghana to conduct Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessments in September 2010 and October 2014 respectively with the view to strengthening vaccine and logistics...
José E. Hagan et al.
In 1988, the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) resolved to eradicate polio worldwide (1). Wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission has been interrupted in all but three countries...
Bazos DA et al.
Although global efforts to support routine immunization (RI) system strengthening have resulted in higher immunization rates, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the proportion of...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Expanded Program on Immunization was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1974 to ensure universal access to routinely recommended childhood vaccines. Six vaccine-preventable...
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...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was launched by the World Health Assembly in 1988. By 2006, transmission of indigenous wild poliovirus (WPV) was interrupted in all countries except...
Dara Mohammadi
WHO and partners hope that they can finally rid the world of polio. But insurgency, Taliban-initiated boycotts, and a US$1 billion funding deficit will not make it an easy task. Dara Mohammadi...
Carl E. Frasch et al.
Although many years of application of meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines have had minimal success in preventing meningococcal epidemics in the meningitis belt of Africa, collaborative efforts to...
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...
Bruce Y. Lee et al.
Making any EPI vaccine thermostable relieved existing supply chain bottlenecks (especially at the lowest levels), increased vaccine availability of all EPI vaccines, and decreased cold storage and...
Saleena Subaiya et al.
In 1974, WHO established the Expanded Programme on Immunization to ensure that all children have access to routinely recommended vaccines. Since then, global coverage with the 4 core vaccines –...
Joseph C. Okeibunor et al.
The World Health Organization, African Region is heading toward eradication of the three types of wild polio virus, from the Region. Cases of wild poliovirus (WPV) types 2 and 3 (WPV2 and WPV3) were...
MCHIP
Over the past several years, the development of new vaccines, along with global efforts to make them more available and affordable, has resulted in the introduction of lifesaving vaccines in...
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...
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...
James L. Goodson et al.
Rubella virus infection is transmitted by respiratory droplets and causes a generally mild disease characterized by a rash and fever, primarily in children. However, infection in women during early...
Alexander W. Kay, Catherine A. Blish
The BCG vaccine is often derided for the lack of efficacy in preventing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and pulmonary disease in adults. However, BCG vaccine remains a highly effective and...
Aron Kassahun, Fiona Braka, Kathleen Gallagher, Aregai Wolde Gebriel, Peter Nsubuga, Pierre M'pele-Kilebou
Introduction: The World Health Organization (WHO), Ethiopia country office, introduced an accountability framework into its Polio Eradication Program in 2014 with the aim of improving the program\'s...
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...