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Solar-powered vaccine fridges help Ebola
fight in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia

Posted on 3 May, 2015

Solar-powered fridges which store vaccines are being flown to Africa to help in the fight against Ebola. Shipments from Dulas, based in Machynlleth, Powys, are going to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The fridges are used in countries where electricity …more

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Pakistan: ‘Community-based’ vaccination
strategies urged to combat polio

Posted on 2 May, 2015

A meeting of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) concluded in Abu Dhabi with the suggestion that community-based strategies be devised to eradicate the poliovirus. The head of Pakistan’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Rana Safdar, said that …more

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Nigeria: Government and U.S. military
commence Ebola vaccine tests

Posted on 1 May, 2015

Nigeria and United States of America (USA) military yesterday commenced collaboration in medical research on a test study of the Ebola vaccine in Abuja. The launch of the Vaccine Study Centre coincided with the 10 years anniversary of partnership between …more

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Abu Dhabi: Haad introduces
emirate-wide vaccine registry

Posted on 1 May, 2015

An emirate-wide registry will now be used to collect information about all vaccinations provided by health care facilities in Abu Dhabi. The registry, known as the Immunisation Information System, was launched by the emirate’s health sector regulator, the Health Authority …more

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Australia: Vaccine successfully reduces cervical cancer risk for women

Posted on 1 May, 2015

The human papillomavirus (HPV) shots given to women in Australia successfully reduces the risk of cervical cancer. An analysis of data related to cervical cancer screening obtained from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) showed that detection of …more

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Islamabad: IMB all praise for Pakistan’s efforts towards polio eradication

Posted on 1 May, 2015

A meeting of the International Monitoring Board (IMB) on Polio that concluded on Thursday in Abu Dhabi observed that Pakistan deserved kudos for effecting a major turnaround in the polio situation. Political commitment, ingenuity and a determination to change the …more

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Vaccination and social
media: the perfect storm

Posted on 30 Apr, 2015

California: Mandatory vaccination bill
breezes through senate committee

Posted on 29 Apr, 2015

With a single dissenting vote from Republican senator Joel Anderson, California’s contentious mandatory vaccination bill passed another legislative milestone on Tuesday – almost ensuring it will make it to a full vote of the state senate in coming weeks. Senate …more

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Rubella has been eliminated from the Americas, health officials say

Posted on 29 Apr, 2015

Rubella, a disease with terrible consequences for unborn children, has finally been eliminated from the Americas, a scientific panel set up by global health authorities announced Wednesday. The disease, also known as German measles, once infected millions of people in …more

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South Africa: Could a new HIV/AIDS vaccine boost the effects of antiretroviral therapy?

Posted on 29 Apr, 2015

Research published in Retrovirology reports the results of a clinical trial that shows a new vaccine can boost an HIV-infected patient’s immune system and increase the effectiveness of anti-retroviral drugs. In this blog, co-author Barbara Ensoli talks about the benefits …more

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Literature Literature archive

Lee TH, McGlynn EA, Safran DG. 2019 JAMA 321(6):539–540. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19186
MJ Bayefsky, LOGostin 2018 JAMA Pediatr. online Dec 28, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.4283
K I Hammanyero, S Bawa, F Braka, et al. 2018 BMC Public Health Vol 18 (Suppl 4) :1306 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6193-z

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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