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September 22, 2016

Lessons Learned in Reaching the Final 20: Building a Next-Generation Immunization Supply Chain in Mozambique

"Any changes to the supply chain require an effective leader to define the new vision for the system and the processes that lead to the transformation....The champion for system design must be...

September 20, 2016

Childhood Immunisation in South Asia - Overcoming the Hurdles to Progress

"Community engagement relies not just on information sharing and awareness raising but also on a dialogue that enables public health professionals to understand the needs and concerns of caregivers...

September 19, 2016

Ellyn Ogden in Ukraine. Polio Outbreak in Ukraine Media Briefing

"Ellyn Ogden, USAID coordinator for polio eradication initiative: vaccine is safe, we need to stop arguing and start vaccinating children." In a press briefing held in Kyiv, Ukraine, on October 9...

September 16, 2016

Best Practice Guidance: How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public

"Addressing vocal vaccine deniers in the media can be fraught with danger and angst." This guidance document from the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe provides basic, broad...

September 15, 2016

Polio is back in Nigeria, and the next vaccination campaign may have a surprising consequence

Authors: Shelby Grossman, Jonathan Phillips and Leah Rosenzweig, August 23 2016 [first posted in the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, linked below] In early August, Nigeria announced new cases of...

September 13, 2016

The State of Vaccine Confidence 2016: Global Insights Through a 67-Country Survey

"Vaccine confidence is an increasingly important global public health issue, with decreases in confidence leading to well-documented cases of disease outbreaks, setbacks to global polio eradication...

September 12, 2016

Washington DC Roundtable Discussion on Immunisation for Vaccine-Preventable Disease and Polio in Ukraine

On June 8 2016, a high-level technical roundtable on immunisation and polio eradication in Ukraine was held in Washington DC, United States (US). It was convened by the US-Ukraine Foundation and...

September 12, 2016

Judyth Twigg Interview: Technical Roundtable on Immunization and Polio Eradication in Ukraine

This is an interview of Judyth Twigg, one of several conducted as part of the Technical Roundtable on Immunization and Polio Eradication in Ukraine, June 8 2016, Washington, DC, United States (US)....

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September 9, 2016

"What's happened in Ukraine is that the fear of vaccine safety issues has overwhelmed the reality of the fear of the diseases."

September 1, 2016

"Unfortunately, few of the elements of Ukraine's immunization program are at the standard expected or required to protect public healh....

August 29, 2016

Author: Anshuman Rawat, August 24 2016 [cross-posted from Anshuman Rawat's blog site, linked below] - A cursory study of health communication...

August 29, 2016

"The IMB's championship of the people factors and the use of social data are bearing fruit, ranging from valuing and training vaccinators, to...

August 24, 2016

"Our communications strategy was very effective in building community acceptance and demand for vaccination and in particular has positioned...

August 18, 2016

In light of the fact that a fast, effective response to stop new polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries is crucial to meet the Global...

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