Service delivery  

Service delivery  

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

25/04/2018

Yellow fever is spread by the same mosquito that causes Zika virus, which spread through the Americas after being detected in Brazil in 2015 and has been reported in southern Florida and southern Texas. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control advises that yellow fever is found in tropical and subtropical…

23/04/2018

Pakistan has the lowest coverage rate of immunization in children despite having free availability of vaccination which can prevent a large number of children from deaths, speakers said on Saturday. “Vaccination and immunization can prevent more than 2 million deaths of children under 5 years of age in Pakistan,” said…

20/04/2018

he Irish government must spend more money on media campaigns to increase the number of people being vaccinated, a Fine Gael MEP has said. Brian Hayes said that Ireland should not be content with a vaccine uptake lower than the 95 per cent recommended by the World Health Organisation for…

19/04/2018

Immunization rates in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina are as low as 40% in some areas and continuing to decline, increasing the risk of large disease outbreaks. But, no one knows precisely why. Growing vaccine hesitancy, misinformation in social media, lack of trust in the health system, a shortage…

09/04/2018

The Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa says it has purchased 25 cartons of sweets to woo children to participate in the ongoing immunisation programme. The Information Officer of the council, Abdullahi Yakubu, made this known to newsmen in Dutse on Sunday. Mr Yakubu said that the sweets would help…

05/04/2018

Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America’s polio epidemic in the 1950s, when it was paralyzing thousands and killing at least 3,000 a year. They have prevented the deaths of millions worldwide from diseases such as diphtheria, smallpox, measles and tetanus. And yet many people are…

29/03/2018

Researchers and public health officials have struggled to explain the resurgence of whooping cough in the United States since the late 1970s, and the suspected shortcomings of the current generation of vaccines are often blamed. But a new University of Michigan-led study concludes that the resurgence of the highly contagious…

27/03/2018

Since 2015 the World Health Organisation has released an annual list of up to 10 “blueprint priority diseases” requiring immediate attention based on their epidemic potential or lack of sufficient countermeasures. The list has consistently contained now-well-known deadly viruses such as Ebola, Zika and SARS, as well as less-known diseases…
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