Service delivery  

Service delivery  

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

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ECDC data show that up to 80% of teenagers and young adults who contracted measles in 2017 had not been vaccinated. ECDC analysis of sub-national data indicates that even countries with high overall levels of vaccine coverage may have groups that are unvaccinated. In recent and ongoing measles outbreaks, ECDC’s…

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Two-thirds of unvaccinated children live in fragile countries or those affected by conflict. Between 2010 and 2016, Syria saw the sharpest decline in vaccinated children, with coverage* falling by 38 percentage points over this period. Second is Ukraine where coverage decreased by 33 percentage points.  A number of countries have…

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On 10 April 2018, as part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy regional kick-off meeting in Abuja, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, together with Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, and other partners called African countries to reinforce their engagement to eliminate yellow fever epidemics…

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The rise of alternative health practices and a quest for purity can partly explain the falling confidence in vaccines which is driving outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles, according to Heidi Larson, professor of anthropology, risk and decision medicine at the UK’s London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.…

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From the front passenger seat of a small utility truck, Mahmoud Al-Sabr hangs out the window, looking for families and any child under five years old to be vaccinated against polio. As the car he travels in dodges rubble and remnants of buildings that once stood tall in Raqqa city,…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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