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01/06/2016
New multi-year commitment will help Vaccine Alliance partners towards goal of immunising 300m children by 2020.In Geneva on 26 May 2016, the Government of Japan agreed to contribute a further US$ 76 million to support childhood immunisation in...
30/05/2016
Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) meeting took place from April 12 - 14, 2016 in Geneva.This meeting reviewed all relevant data and evidence and made recommendations on various complex and critical issues including the:use of dengue vaccine...
27/05/2016
26 MAY 2016 | GENEVA - Delegates at the World Health Assembly today agreed to implement 2 new health strategies that are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. One relates to women’s children’s and adolescents’ health; the...
12/05/2016
Raja Rao - Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationI recently returned from a week in Mozambique with a goal of learning about new immunization supply chain models and observing their impact.  I also wanted to better understand opportunities and...
04/05/2016
Today countries face significant challenges in collecting quality data, as well as in effectively understanding the collected data, analysing it and using it for decision-making and continuous improvements.Given that data quality is linked to...
28/04/2016
18.7 million children around the world are still missing out on basic immunisation. That’s 18.7 million children put at unnecessary risk from preventable disease and infections, mostly because of where they happen to be born or live, poverty and...
25/04/2016
During World Immunization Week 2016, held 24-30 April, WHO highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by 2020.“Last year...
25/04/2016
A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, WHO is releasing a World Malaria Day report that shows this goal, although ambitious, is achievable. In 2015, all countries in the WHO European...
19/04/2016
The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization met on 12 - 14 April, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. SAGE on Immunization was established by the Director-General of the World Health Organization in 1999 to provide guidance on the work...
15/04/2016
When Dr Michael Kawooya, a radiologist at Mengo Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, performs an ultrasonography on pregnant patients he’s often asked, “Doctor, is this dangerous?”His answer is always “No”.“Ultrasonographies do not use ionizing radiation,...

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