Global initiatives

Global initiatives

All topics related to global immunization initiatives, including advocacy and communications, awareness-raising, and global strategies.

09/04/2018

It used to be that every child living in the developing world contracted rotavirusat least once before his or her fifth birthday. (Rotavirus can cause severe diarrhea and dehydration and turn fatal if left untreated.)  And every year, 350,000 to 600,000 children — about one in 300 — would die as a result. …

27/03/2018

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance welcomed final approval of the United States fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill. The budget includes US$ 290 million for Gavi, which will go towards increasing the organization’s capacity to purchase and deliver life-saving vaccines for poor and vulnerable children around the world. The contribution to Gavi…

06/03/2018

Geneva-based Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, will provide US$60 million over the next two years to implement an immunisation programme in the country, largely focusing on cold chain facilities, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. “We are planning to set up more cold chain facilities this year. Cold storage…

26/02/2018

Today Sierra Leone officially introduced injectable polio vaccine (or IPV) into its routine immunization programme to maximize protection against polio. IPV is now used in many countries around the world to prevent against the debilitating disease, and will now be available free of cost alongside the oral vaccine at clinics…

09/02/2018

Around the world, cholera is on the march. In Yemen, which is mired in a civil war, the devastating waterborne illness has sickened more than a million people since October 2016 and continues to spread. Outbreaks are ravaging Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and several other African countries. Haiti is still suffering…

08/02/2018

When I started my career in the 1970’s, I saw children die every day from severe diarrheal disease. Today, diarrhea is still responsible for half a million deaths in children under 5 worldwide. That is far too many—acute diarrhea is both preventable and treatable. Many of these deaths occur because our prevention…

05/02/2018

A new research hub has been set up in the UK to improve vaccine coverage in developing countries and improve the response to life-threatening outbreaks like Ebola and Zika through the rapid deployment of vaccines. This new effort, called the Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub, led by Imperial College London and…

30/01/2018

Health Minister Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz has announced the induction of Rota Vaccine in the country’s immunization program, a statement from Ministry of Public Health said on Saturday. “I would like to share the great news of introduction of the 13th antigen in our routine immunization program. From today, onward Rota…
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