Service delivery  

Service delivery  

All topics related to the delivery of immunization services, including routine and campaign delivery services as well as injection safety.

20/11/2017

Dr Shimna Azeez, a medical officer at Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram, stood before hundreds of parents at a school in the district in the first week of November. Although the school was a new place for her, Dr Shimna was doing something she had done many times - provide…

16/11/2017

It starts with a sick child, whose arms or legs have suddenly become weak and floppy. A trip to the local health centre, which could be many miles away, confirms that the child is showing classic signs of acute flaccid paralysis. This is one of the key indicators for poliovirus…

15/11/2017

In Gwoza and Jere, local government areas of Borno state, ridden by Boko Haram – one of the world’s deadliest militant groups – an outbreak of polio re-occurred. The disease paralysed two children. This incident was described as a disaster coming on the heels of the country’s celebration of its…

13/11/2017

Yemen’s stocks of fuel and vaccines will run out in a month unless a Saudi-led military coalition allows aid into the blockaded port of Hodeidah and Sanaa airport, UNICEF’s representative in the country said on Friday. Meritxell Relano, speaking by phone to reporters in Geneva, said fuel prices had risen…

13/11/2017

The National Measles Immunisation Campaign that ran from May until September covered 92 per cent people at the national level. This comprised 98 per cent citizens and 88 per cent residents taking into consideration the 2016 population of the targeted age group (20-35). The results of the campaign were announced…

13/11/2017

Sohna Kebbeh Jammeh is a happy and healthy toddler growing up in The Gambia. Her pink dress and colorful hair clips complement the brightness behind her eyes. She holds a bag of animal crackers. Some land in her mouth, others on the floor. Laughing, her mother, Binta Jammeh, scoops up…

09/11/2017

Go see the child, Samir Saha said. Just sit with her. Probably the siblings will be there too, the brother and sister whose lives are also altered permanently. ‘This is why the vaccine is so important,’ Saha said. ‘We want to reduce this number to a minimum, if not zero. So…

08/11/2017

If you think you’ve been seeing mumps in the news more often in the past couple of years, you’re absolutely right. “Mumps outbreaks are on the rise,” said Dr. Janell Routh, a pediatrician who is a medical officer on the mumps team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.…
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