March 2011 Blog Posts (17)

Defending Vaccination Once Again, With Feeling

 

Check out the reviews of Mnookin’s new book, The Panic Virus, in the New York Times and Washington Post.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/health/views/29zuger.html

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Added by Hayatee Hasan on March 30, 2011 at 11:05 — 2 Comments

Infographic: Understanding Polio

 

Check out this infographic on polio http://www.good.is/post/eradicating-polio/

Added by Hayatee Hasan on March 30, 2011 at 10:40 — No Comments

Rotary Is "This Close" to Achieving Its Goal of a Polio-free World

 

After more than 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are now "This Close" to eradicating polio, and a wide array of public figures and celebrities have signed on to help Rotary spread the word. Headlined by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, this diverse lineup of influential leaders and personalities includes Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, action movie star Jackie Chan, conservationist Jane Goodall, premier violinist Itzhak…

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Added by Hayatee Hasan on March 30, 2011 at 10:37 — No Comments

WHO launches global vaccine awareness initiative

 

This year, for the first time, countries across the WHO regions of Africa, Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and the Western Pacific are taking part in simultaneous immunization weeks. This unprecedented collaborated effort between the regions is building public and professional awareness of the value of immunization as well as saving lives.

 

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Added by Hayatee Hasan on March 30, 2011 at 9:54 — No Comments

La rougeole sera une fois encore au centre de la semaine de la vaccination en Suisse

 

Avec comme slogan «Le 1er anniversaire: le moment idéal pour offrir un cadeau durable», l’Office fédéral de la santé en Suisse publique va promouvoir la vaccination contre cette maladie.



Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), à l’origine de la semaine de vaccination pour l’Europe, la couverture vaccinale doit atteindre 95% des enfants de moins de deux ans pour que la rougeole puisse être considérée comme éteinte.



Or ce taux n’était que de 75% en 2008,…

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Added by Hayatee Hasan on March 30, 2011 at 9:49 — No Comments

Check out the two videos from the Gates Foundation and Rotary International, linked from this site

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation :

2011 Annual Letter from Bill Gates: Vaccines Save Lives Animation.

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Added by Robb Butler on March 29, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

New 'Vaccines Today' portal goes live

 

Check out Vaccines Today - the new online vaccines portal. 

 

The site was launched last week and aims to become the major hub for vaccine-related news and information in Europe. It's interactive so you can post comments, share videos on the YouTube channel or follow the…

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Added by Gary Finnegan on March 28, 2011 at 10:33 — No Comments

"Moving warehouse" up-and-running

A month after the first deliveries of its new "moving warehouse", health officials in Senegal's Saint Louis district are excited about the prospect of huge efficiencies in the supply of vaccines and medicines to health centres. "It is still early days", said Dr Mamadou Diop, the Regional Medical Officer, "but it is already clear that this integrated system will help us meet demand for vaccines and medicines much more quickly and efficiently than we have in the past." In the past,…

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Added by Hayatee Hasan on March 24, 2011 at 15:04 — No Comments

90 Years Later BCG is Still the TB Vaccine

BCG vaccine, the only currently available vaccine against TB and despite its limitations, is still one of the most important weapons in the arsenal against TB in young children.

 

There are currently new TB vaccine candidates in the pipeline that are being tested either to replace the BCG vaccine or to boost it. However, these new vaccines need to be carefully tested in humans and if effective, it will take years before these results are available.…

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Added by Hayatee Hasan on March 24, 2011 at 15:02 — No Comments

“For a Healthy Future of Our Children – Childhood Immunisation”

Please be informed that the slides of the presentations of the conference “For a Healthy Future of Our Children – Childhood Immunisation” held in Budapest 3-4 March 2011 and the conclusions form the conference has become available on the web site of the National Center for Epidemiology.(Hungary).

http://www.oek.hu/oek.web?to=1894&nid=1005&pid=1&lang=hun

Added by Zsuzsanna Molnár on March 24, 2011 at 8:58 — No Comments

Immunization in Action

Check out this web site  - a lot of useful information on Immunization, Vaccines and Diseases!

http://www.historyofvaccines.org/

  • Take a look at the future of immunization:…
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Added by Marina Storgaard on March 22, 2011 at 13:19 — No Comments

WHO/Europe's Dr Rebecca Martin talks about "Europe's Stubborn Measles Problem" with MedConnect

WHO/Europe's Dr Rebecca Martin was quoted at length in a recent article on MedConnect about WHO's response to continuing measles outbreaks in the European Region, including outbreaks this year in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. France, as we've mentioned previously on this site, has already had more than 1,000 cases of measles since 2011 began. Of course, WHO is urging people to get vaccinated against the disease…

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Added by WHO/Europe on March 18, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Improving women's health through immunization

 

This year, we mark a century of women as agents of change to improve their lives, communities and health.

 

Equal access to the benefits of science and technology empowers women to take control of their health. Specific advances in medical products and health technologies have revolutionized women's health over the past decades.  Such advances have empowered women to take control of their own health, inlcuding preventing illness among women through human…

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Added by Hayatee Hasan on March 8, 2011 at 14:47 — No Comments

2011 marks first vaccination week in Africa

The African Region of the World Health Organization will observe the first ever African Vaccination Week (AVW) during the last week of April, coinciding with EIW and other vaccination weeks around the world. According to the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo, "The goal of the African Vaccination Week initiative is to strengthen immunization programmes in the Region by drawing attention to, and increasing awareness of the importance, the need and the right of all persons to be…

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Added by WHO/Europe on March 8, 2011 at 14:31 — No Comments

For a healthy future of our children

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am in Budapest attending the 'For a healthy future of our children - childhood immunization' conference, hosted by the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. DG SANCO, ECDC and WHO are joint hosts, under the auspices in the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources. About 30 Member States are represented here. The meeting has provided a particularly useful platform on which countries have shared their knowledge, challenges and…

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Added by Robb Butler on March 4, 2011 at 13:59 — No Comments

Measles outbreaks across Europe underscore EIW 2011 theme

Since the last blog post about a handful of measles cases in Denmark, the European Region has seen a lot more trouble in the form of measles outbreaks. Countries across the Region, including Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have all reported cases since the beginning of 2011. France experienced nearly 1000 measles cases just in the month of January.

 

Measles outbreaks and epidemics are underscoring the…

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Added by WHO/Europe on March 2, 2011 at 9:11 — No Comments

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Are themes useful for EIW

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Should EIW have a new theme every year or should we have the same theme all the time? Are themes useful?Continue

Программа телевидения, посвящённая ЕНИ (Европейской неделе иммунизации) и ВНИ (Всемирной неделе иммунизации) в Азербайджане

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Телевизионная программа "Арс Лонга" в Азербайджане на протяжении последних трех лет посвящает один из своих выпусков Европейской неделе иммунизации (а также Всемирной недели иммунизации) для повышения осведомленности о важности вакцин. Программа…Continue

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Television programme dedicated to EIW and WIW in Azerbaijan

Started by WHO/Europe in Sample Title Apr 25. 0 Replies

A television programme in Azerbaijan called "Ars Longa" has for the past three years dedicated a show to European Immunization Week (as well as World Immunization Week) to raise awareness about the importance of vaccines. The episodes are in Russian…Continue

Journalists and celebrities honored in Georgia

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In recognition of active support for immunization advocacy, journalists and celebrities were awarded special certificates from Dr Mariam Jashi, Deputy Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia. The 4 celebrities - basketball players…Continue

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