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Looking beyond the Decade of Vaccines

Heidi Larson | 18 Nov, 2018

A new Lancet editorial on the “Decade of Vaccines”, takes a long term view and recognizes that, ” in the current social and political climate, perhaps it is time to re-evaluate.” In addition to acknowledging advances, it takes a sobering view of challenges ahead including around vaccine hesitancy, including ” worrisome politicisation of immunisation, with some political leaders exploiting this wedge issue to garner support”.   – HL

Looking beyond the Decade of Vaccines             The Lancet Nov 17, 2018 Vol 392(10160).

When in 2010 the global health community declared the so-called Decade of Vaccines, it marked a path towards an ambitious vision for 2020: a world in which all individuals and communities enjoy lives free from vaccine-preventable diseases.  The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) 2011–2020, a multisectoral effort led by WHO, set highly challenging targets, progress towards which would be assessed by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE). With the publication of the penultimate assessment report of the GVAP, and as the turn of the decade looms, it is time to take stock and look beyond 2020.

Over the past 8 years, it is clear that gains have been made for some of the GVAP’s key indicators, but these are fragile. Read full article here

 

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Literature Literature archive

Cooper S, et al. 2018 HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS VOL. 14(10):2355–2357 https://doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2018.1460987
SA Madhi, M C Nunes 2018 Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Vol. 14(9): 2183-2188 DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2018.1483810
A Jama, M Ali , ALindstrand, et al 2018 Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health Vol. 15: 2428. doi:10.3390/ijerph15112428

Videos Video archive

Key figures share their perspectives on a controversy that led to the suspension of Ebola vaccine clinical trials in Ghana.

Drs. Heidi Larson and Pauline Paterson of the Vaccine Confidence Project join episode 50 of the Public Health United podcast with Nina Martin, November 2017.

Drs. Larson and Paterson join a discussion on vaccine confidence at Hong Kong University.  September, 2015.

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