Announcements

Announcements

General immunization news, as well as events, jobs, RFPs, and useful resources.

16/02/2018

There's a glaring hole in President Trump's budget proposal for 2019, global health researchers say. A U.S. program to help other countries beef up their ability to detect pathogens around the world will lose a significant portion of its funding. The ambitious program, called Global Health Security Agenda, was launched…

14/02/2018

Cases of life-threatening measles tripled in Europe last year because of a continent-wide outbreak that has even reached the UK, an EU body has warned Data for 2017, released last month by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, shows there were 14,451 cases reported across 30 countries in 2017, compared to 4,600 in…

13/02/2018

From Mosul to Cox’s Bazar, cholera to plague, 2017 was full of health emergencies caused by conflict, natural disasters and disease outbreaks. But 2018 could be even worse if we don’t prepare, prevent and respond in time. The World Health Organization continues to tackle disease outbreaks and other health emergencies…

16/01/2018

A new study by a group of Indian Pediatricians shows that many newborns are protected from Hepatitis B infection by antibodies they receive from the mother and therefore hepatitis B vaccination at birth may not be necessary. Hepatitis B, a viral infection which causes liver cirrhosis or liver cancer, is…

16/01/2018

SANOFI Pasteur, manufacturer of the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, yesterday agreed to refund the Department of Health (DOH) P1.4 billion for unused vaccines in the government’s suspended dengue vaccination program.Sanofi, in a statement, said it responded positively to the DOH’s request for reimbursement but the decision is not related to any…

15/01/2018

Orbiting satellites can warn us of bad weather and help us navigate to that new taco joint. Scientists are also using data satellites to solve a worldwide problem: predicting cholera outbreaks. Cholera infects millions of people each year, leading to thousands of deaths. Often communities do not realize an epidemic is underway…

09/01/2018

The influenza season is just getting started in the United States, and it already promises to be more severe than usual. Hospital emergency rooms are filling up with flu sufferers, and pharmacies have reported medicine shortages. Twelve children had died as of last month. To make matters worse, in Australia,…

27/12/2017

A Chinese-produced polio vaccine has gained prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO), according to China's state-owned Sinopharm Group. The move indicates that the WHO, after a five-year prequalification process, has given the vaccine its stamp of approval in safety and efficacy, and United Nations procuring agencies may now source it. Gaining…
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