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Service delivery  

All topics related to the delivery of immunization services, including routine and campaign delivery services as well as injection safety.

09/10/2017 - 06:53

Routine immunization coverage has declined in the WHO European Region as a whole over the past 5 years, creating increased risk of new outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. National immunization programmes across the Region are eager to reverse this trend. However, to develop successful interventions they must first understand the underlying…

05/10/2017 - 06:18

People who don’t get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday. The findings, published in JAMA, add to the body of evidence linking failure to vaccinate with the spread…

05/10/2017 - 06:10

2017 is a year in which the fewest number of polio cases have ever been recorded. There is only 1 type of wild polio virus left, and reaching the last case is in our sights. This has not happened by chance or through luck but, rather, through a massive coordinated…

02/10/2017 - 03:25

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan, has renewed his attack on the HPV vaccine, despite a warning by the HSE that he is endangering women’s lives. Getting the HPV vaccine “could” make young girls more promiscuous because “it changes the mentality,” Bishop Cullinan claimed in a local…

29/09/2017 - 04:49

Nearly 100 years ago, in 1918, the world experienced the greatest tidal wave of death since the Black Death, possibly in the whole of human history. We call that tidal wave the Spanish flu, and many things changed in the wake of it. One of the most profound revolutions took…

29/09/2017 - 04:41

The Nigerian Medical Association has said that Nigeria has poor immunisation rates when compared to its population.The group stated that such a development was unhealthy to national security, wellbeing and growth. It identified insurgency, unavailability of vaccines, cultural and religious beliefs as some of the militating factors. The NMA President,…

28/09/2017 - 09:24

Can being in a positive mood really make the flu vaccination more effective? Researchers at the University of Nottingham have suggested there is a link between the two. But we don't yet know whether it's being happy that causes the flu jab to work better, or if there's something else…

27/09/2017 - 05:04

A new environmental sampling site for wild poliovirus isolation has become operational in Kunduz province, expanding the reach of Afghanistan’s environmental surveillance network to all regions. This is the 20th site established for environmental surveillance since the collection and testing of sewage samples for poliovirus began in Afghanistan in 2013…
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