Featured Blog Posts – March 2011 Archive (8)

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.





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


Added by Robb Butler on March 29, 2011 at 10:00 — 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).


Added by Zsuzsanna Molnár on March 24, 2011 at 8:58 — 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…


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…


Added by Hayatee Hasan on March 8, 2011 at 14:47 — 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…


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…


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


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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

The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme in Ireland

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This article was written by Dr Brenda Corcoran, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, National Immunization Office of Ireland.The national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme has been very succesful in Ireland since it began in 2010.…Continue

Надежные источники по иммунизации на русском?

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Кто-то может подсказать надежные источники по иммунизации на русском языке? Хотелось бы иметь возможность узнать больше по теме, а сеть полнится критическими и неверно отражающими действительное положение дел сайтами. Continue

Tags: Immunization, Russian

Anti-vaccination sentiments: what is the most appropriate response?

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The recent meeting of immunization programme managers from 46 countries in the European Region included a lively panel discussion on responding to anti-vaccination groups, chaired by Gary Finnegan of VaccinesToday.Panel experts were divided between…Continue

Tags: advocacy, immunization, hesitancy, vaccine, anti-vaccination



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