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Burden of Disease Caused by Streptococcus Pneumoniae in Children Younger than 5 Years: Global Estimates

This article, published in The Lancet, releases new global burden of disease data for Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), a leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis in children worldwide. The results also include data at the …

Author: O'Brien KL, Wolfson LJ, Watt JP, et al.

Publication date: 2009

The Burden of JE in Southeast Asia: The Role of NGOs in the Fight Against the Disease

This presentation, given at the 2006 meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, provides an overview of JE disease burden and the activities of the PATH JE project.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2006

Burden of Paediatric Rotavirus Gastroenteritis (RVGE) and Potential Benefits of a Universal Rotavirus Vaccination Programme with a Pentavalent Vaccine in Spain

This study, published in BMC Public Health, assesses the health outcomes and the economic impact of a universal rotavirus vaccination program with RotaTeq, a pentavalent rotavirus vaccine, against a no vaccination program in Spain. The study …

Author: Diez-Domingo J, Surinach NL, Alcalde NM, Betegon L, Largeron N, Trichard M

Publication date: 2010

The Burden of Pneumococcal Disease Among Latin American and Caribbean Children: Review of the Evidence

This article, published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health, estimates the annual burden of pneumonia, meningitis, and acute otitis media caused by pneumococcus in children less than five years of age in Latin America and the …

Author: Valenzuela MT, O'Loughlin R, De La Hoz F, et al.

Publication date: 2009

The Burden of Pneumococcal Disease and Cost-Effectiveness of a Pneumococcal Vaccine in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review of the Evidence and a Preliminary Economic Analysis

This report estimates the burden and costs of pneumococcal disease in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to inform national health authorities about disease burden and the economic value of implementing a pneumococcal …

Author: Sabin Vaccine Institute

Publication date: 2007

The Burden of Typhoid Fever in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Meta-Regression Approach

This article, published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, provides an updated model-based estimate of the global burden of typhoid in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Model-based estimates were used to offer insights for decision-makers …

Author: Antillón M, Warren JL, Crawford FW, et al.

Publication date: 2017

Burden of Typhoid Fever in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic, Literature-Based Update With Risk-Factor Adjustment

This article, published in The Lancet Global Health, reports the results of a study that aimed to estimate the burden of typhoid in low- and middle-income countries. The authors found that after adjusting for water-related risk, there was an …

Author: Mogasale V, Maskery B, Ochiai RL, et al.

Publication date: 2014

Business and Cervical Cancer: Opportunities to Save Lives

This document is a five-page brief on cervical cancer prevention. It discusses the growing threat of human papillomavirus (HPV), early detection and screening, and available options for prevention and treatment. It also explores various …

Author: GBCHealth

Publication date: 2013

A Call to Action for the New Decade of Vaccines

This article, published in The Lancet, argues that there is a moral imperative to make vaccines widely available on an equitable basis. The authors lay out a call to action for the new decade of vaccines, which embraces four key elements. First, …

Author: Moxon ER, Das P, Greenwood B, et al.

Publication date: 2011

Cambodia: "Coverage Improvement Planning" Pays Off

This report discusses the work of PATH's Children's Vaccine Program and the Australian International Health Institute of the University of Melbourne to provide technical assistance with immunization programming to Cambodia, including the …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2004

Can Successful Vaccines Teach Us How to Induce Efficient Protective Immune Responses?

This article, published in Nature Medicine, reviews current successful vaccines and identifies their mechanisms of protection in the hopes of tackling the challenges posed by those infectious targets that have thus far escaped successful …

Author: Lambert PH, Liu M, Siegrist CA

Publication date: 2005

Can We Defeat Meningococcal Disease in Low and Middle Income Countries?

This article, published in Vaccine, discusses the challenges of achieving control of meningococcal disease in low- and middle-income countries. The authors argue that in low-income countries the main challenge is a lack of sufficient epidemiological …

Author: Greenwood B, Chiarot E, MacLennan CA, O'Ryan M

Publication date: 2012

Can We, Should We, Eradicate the Meningococcus?

The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, discuss how the introduction of vaccines against Neisseria meningitidis raises the question of whether disease caused by this obligate human bacterium can be controlled, eliminated, or even …

Author: Maiden MC, Frosch M

Publication date: 2012

Canadian Immunization Guide

This comprehensive and regularly updated manual deals with a wide range of scientific and clinical issues relating to child, adult, and traveler immunization. Information is provided on vaccine safety, immunization recommendations, and specific …

Author: Public Health Agency of Canada

Care and Repair of Refrigerators for Vaccine Storage

This set of 17 training modules, developed for refrigerator technicians, includes handbooks on different types of refrigerators, as well as courses on service and repair techniques, repair work, and stocking spare parts, among others.

Author: World Health Organization

Carriage of Neisseria Meningitidis in 2 - 29 Years Old in Mali, Senegal and The Gambia

This poster, presented at the 16th International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference in the Netherlands, discusses a study that aimed to provide preliminary information regarding meningococcal carriage in West Africa and on the effect on …

Author: Caugant DA, Tamboura B, Tapia M, et al.

Publication date: 2008

The Cascading Burden of Diarrheal Disease: Revealing the Hidden Costs of ETEC and Shigella Diarrhea

This interactive data visualization tool tells the full story behind the global burden of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Shigella, the two leading bacterial causes of diarrhea. The visualization features a new set of global disease burden …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

A Case for Better Immunization Information Systems

This evidence brief discusses the rationale for improving immunization information systems and describes user experiences with different types of systems. It also provides advice on feasibility in different contexts. It draws on evidence gathered …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

The Case for Developing and Deploying an Open Source Electronic Logistics Management Information System

This white paper makes the case for why logistics management information systems (LMIS) should be used to manage the distribution of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and medical products. Health information users and stakeholders in low- and middle-income …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2011

The Case for Investment in Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Vaccines

This market assessment aims to increase the awareness of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide about the opportunities and potential markets that exist for low-cost and effective vaccines against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli …

Author: PATH; BIO Ventures for Global Health

Publication date: 2011

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