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Ricardo Cortés Lastra, Member of the European Parliament, looks at the vital role of immunization from a global perspective.
This week we are celebrating immunisation week. What best occasion to come back on the progress made but also to look at challenges for scaling up and improve child health.
Everyday 19,000 children die, mainly of preventable diseases. The world has made progress over the last 25 years since, with a 40%…Continue
Misinformation and complacency are at the core of the current measles outbreaks in the United Kingdom. Fortunately, hundreds of adults and children are lining up to get the protection they missed in recent years. But the threat is far from over: despite massive turnout for MMR vaccination drop-in sessions organized in response to the outbreaks, Public Health Wales warns that 3,800 children have still not had both doses of the MMR vaccine. Read more:…Continue
Birte Bödeker – Robert Koch-Institut
Britta Reckendrees – Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung
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Wir freuen uns, dass auch dieses Jahr wieder tolle Aktivitäten im Rahmen der EIW angeboten werden! In Deutschland werden sowohl auf Bundes- als auch auf Landes- und kommunaler Ebene die verschiedensten Aktivitäten durchgeführt. Von Pressearbeit über eine bundesweite Aussendung von…Continue
Rotaviruses infect nearly every child by the age of 3–5 years and are globally the leading cause of severe, dehydrating diarrhoea in children under 5 years. WHO estimates that in 2008, approximately 453 000 rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE)-associated child deaths occurred worldwide. The large majority of children who die from this disease live in low-income countries. In a recently released position paper, WHO recommends that rotavirus vaccines be introduced in all…Continue