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DR Congo: War and Ebola – A double nightmare

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug 16 – First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them. Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come. …more

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Norway: Substantial decline in HPV among vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018

The introduction of an HPV vaccination program in Norway resulted in a significant decrease in vaccine and nonvaccine genotypes in both vaccinated and unvaccinated adolescent girls, according to findings published in The Journal of Pediatrics. “In Norway, the HPV vaccine has …more

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USA: Alex Jones’ Top 10 Health Claims And Why They Are Wrong

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018

Now that Alex Jones has been booted off major social media platforms, are you wondering where you are going to get your health and science news ? Well, if he and his Infowars.com website have been your main sources, then …more

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Serbia: 5,700 measles cases in 10 months

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018

Since October 2017, the Republic of Serbia has reported  a total of 5715 cases of measles through Aug 10, of which, 2875 were laboratory confirmed at the Torlak Institute. Measles rash Image/CDC In addition, the total number of registered deaths due to complications …more

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Uganda: Vaccine objection, where is Uganda headed?

Posted on 17 Aug, 2018

KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health will late this month roll out the Hepatitis B vaccination in 14 districts in the central and eastern regions. The State Minister of Health for general duties Ms Sarah Opendi said the vaccine is free …more

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DRCongo: Insecurity fears weaken WHO Ebola efforts, as new cases confirmed

Posted on 17 Aug, 2018

The World Health Organisation is calling for secure access to populations affected by Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, amid threats of rebel violence. Officials who visited the region over the weekend were exposed to the complexities of how …more

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Philippines: House panels clear Noy on Dengvaxia

Posted on 15 Aug, 2018

Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) – August 15, 2018 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Two committees of the House of Representatives are clearing former president Benigno Aquino III on the dengue vaccination program in 2016 and the use of the controversial …more

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China: How Beijing’s strict compensation system fails the families of vaccine injury victims

Posted on 14 Aug, 2018

Frustrating disputes highlight China’s inability to help families cover the costs of caring for children with immunisation-related ailments   12 Aug 2018 When Wang Jinfeng looks at her son, rendered silent and handicapped by epileptic seizures, her anguish is palpable. …more

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Italy: Child Vaccination Mandate Still Under The Confusion Reigns in Italy

Posted on 13 Aug, 2018

Monday August 13, 2018 According to a 2010 survey of 27 EU states, plus Norway and Iceland, 15 countries do not have any mandatory vaccinations; the other 14 have at least one By NewsGram Desk – August 12, 20180 //7 …more

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China: The mysterious rise and fall of China’s scandal-hit ‘vaccine queen’

Posted on 13 Aug, 2018

Changsheng Bio-tech chairwoman Gao Junfang is behind bars. But just how did a girl from rural China become a super-rich businesswoman, and what role did her former boss play in her stellar rise?  PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 August, 2018, 9:00pm …more

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Literature Literature archive

F Gesualdo, N Zamperini, A E Tozzi 2018 VACCINE Vol 36( 34): 5107-5108
JV Lavery 2018 Science Vol. 361(6402): pp. 554-556
Pugliese-Garcia M, Heyerdahl L, Mwamba C, et a;. 2018 VACCINE 4 August 2018, In Press, Corrected Proof https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.07.042

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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