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Care out of reach for too many; WHO calls for action to achieve health for all

A baby gets a checkup at the Mother and Child Health Protection Centre in New Caledonia.WHO/Y. Shimizu Up to half the population in some countries in Asia and the Pacific are missing out on essential health services. This is a key finding of a series of country profiles released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western...
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[Revised] WHO IB-VPD and Rotavirus Surveillance Bulletin - December 2017

(Revised version including data from Colombia which had been erroneously excluded)Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to share the latest bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease (IB-VPD) Surveillance Networks. This bulletin reports the most up-to-date global surveil...
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Strong Supply Chains Save Lives

The Value of VAN: How Visibility and Analytics Networks Make Supply Chains StrongerThe JSI IMPACT Team approach, which is customized for public health supply chains, helps professionals at different levels of the health system adopt a culture of continuous improvement by setting goals, selecting indicators for progress, and using data to track and ...
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Outbreaks and other emergencies updates

Outbreaks and other emergencies updateselombatdWed, 21/02/2018 - 12:30Read more about Outbreaks and other emergencies updatesOriginal linkOriginal author: elombatd
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Cholera

CholerateklemariammWed, 21/02/2018 - 12:27Read more about CholeraOriginal linkOriginal author: teklemariamm
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Are Unmanned Aerial Systems Cost Effective in Public Health Supply Chains? 

Are Unmanned Aerial Systems Cost Effective in Public Health Supply Chains?  p{ margin:10px 0; padding:0; } table{ border-collapse:collapse; } h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6{ display:block; margin:0; padding:0; } img,a img{ border:0; height:auto; outline:none; text-decoration:none; } body,#bodyTable,#bodyCell{ height:100%; margin:0; padding:0; width:100%; } .mcn...
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WHO IB-VPD and Rotavirus Surveillance Bulletin - December 2017

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to share the latest bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease (IB-VPD) Surveillance Networks. This bulletin reports the most up-to-date global surveillance data reported to WHO on pediatric diarrhea, meningitis, and pneumonia from t...
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WHO IB-VPD and Rotavirus Surveillance Bulletin - June 2017

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to share the latest bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease (IB-VPD) Surveillance Networks. This bulletin reports the most up-to-date global surveillance data reported to WHO on pediatric diarrhea, meningitis, and pneumonia from t...
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South Sudan crisis

27 March 2017 - Ongoing conflict in South Sudan aggravates an already fragile socio-economic situation, affecting the overall health and livelihood situation further increasing the risk for communicable disease outbreaks and malnutrition. Original linkOriginal author: southsudan
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Nigeria crisis

Nigeria crisisnigeriaSun, 14/05/2017 - 14:55Read more about Nigeria crisis 13 April 2017 – A vaccination campaign is under way in Nigeria to contain an outbreak of meningitis C.Original linkOriginal author: nigeria
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Accelerating polio eradication efforts in Cameroon

By: Divine Nzuobontane, Yauba Saidu and Joelle SobngwiAs we celebrate World Immunization Week, it is time to reflect on the powerful success of the polio vaccine and the importance of ensuring that all children have access to lifesaving vaccinations around the globe.Poliomyelitis (also known as polio) is a highly infectious viral disease, which mai...
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WHO IB-VPD and Rotavirus Surveillance Bulletin - November 2016

Dear Colleagues, The World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus and Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Disease (IB-VPD) Surveillance Networks include strong laboratories that generate high quality data to monitor disease trends over time. The IB-VPD laboratory network supports the laboratory confirmation of disease caused bySt...
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WHO IB-VPD & Rotavirus Surveillance Bulletin, April 2016

Dear Colleagues, We are happy to introduce an updated WHO Surveillance Bulletin. We’ve transformed the bulletin into an electronic format, and we are changing our bi-annual reporting to April and October to reflect when surveillance data are available. The bulletin still presents a summary of case-based Invasive Bacterial Vaccine-Preventable Diseas...
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Blog Post: Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) Introduction in Nigeria

By: Dr. Owens Wiwa & Abiola OjumuOn April 1, 2016, Mrs. Lovina Ogolo arrives at Foursees Primary Health Care Center in Rivers State, Nigeria with her six-week old grandson, David Ogolo, to receive his vaccinations. She shows up early at the clinic with other caregivers. Some were referred by friends or health workers, while others heard a radio...
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Vaccines General

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Vaccines

To address these barriers to access, CHAI is pursuing four strategic objectives to support governments to increase access to immunization, ensuring that more children are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. These objectives are to:1. Increase the speed and efficiency with which new vaccines are introduced in developing countries;2. Enhance...
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