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Landscape Analysis of Routine Immunization in Nigeria: Identifying Barriers and Prioritizing Interventions

This white paper provides an analysis of supply-side constraints and demand-side determinants of routine immunization coverage in Nigeria. It emphasizes that tackling the basic barriers to routine immunization in Nigeria—cold chain, transport, …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Published: 2012

Landscape Analysis Synopsis: An Initial Investigation of the Drivers of Routine Immunization System Performance in Africa

The Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials (ARISE) project documents successful interventions that drive strong routine immunization system performance in Africa and analyzes their potential for diffusion throughout the region. ARISE …

Author: John Snow, Inc.

Published: 2011

Lessons from Polio Eradication

This article, published in Nature, discusses what the authors believe can be learned from the polio eradication initiative; in particular, why some children remain unvaccinated. Their research points to three key lessons for the endgame of polio …

Author: Larson HJ, Ghinai I

Published: 2011

Lessons Learned From an Operations Research Assessment of New Supply Chain Demonstrations in Four Countries: A Framework for Decision-Making: Albania, Senegal, Tunisia, and Vietnam

In 2012, project Optimize completed an assessment to explore the acceptability and feasibility of the innovative vaccine supply chain interventions the project had demonstrated in four collaborating countries. The goal was to learn about future …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Logistics of Health Care Waste Management: Information and Approaches for Developing Country Settings

This publication, produced by the US Agency for International Development's Deliver Project, considers the reality of health care waste management practices in resource-limited settings, and offers solutions based on actual experience …

Author: USAID Deliver Project

Published: 2009

Maintaining a Needle Remover

Safely managing infectious sharps waste is one of the critical challenges facing health systems in low-resource settings. It is an important component of injection safety strategy. This two-page guide contains instructions for correctly maintaining …

Author: Berman A

Published: 2006

Making Sense of Temperature Monitoring Devices

Maintaining proper temperatures for vaccine products is challenging, especially in places with extremely hot or cold climates, unreliable electricity, and weak transportation infrastructure. This banner displays devices prequalified by the World …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Making Vaccine Technologies Work for the Poor

This briefing emphasizes the impact of a community's perception of immunization and how that perception can inform interventions and advocacy efforts.

Author: Institute for Development Studies

Published: 2006

Management of Solid Health-Care Waste at Primary Health-Care Centres: A Decision-Making Guide

This document provides guidance for selecting the most appropriate method for safely managing solid waste generated at primary health care centers in developing countries. It includes six decision trees aimed at assisting the user in identifying …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2005

Management of Waste from Injection Activities at District Level: Guidelines for District Health Managers

This guide is designed as a simple and practical tool to help district health managers develop a realistic district-level plan to reduce improper disposal of waste from injection activities. An accompanying poster is also available.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

The Manager's Electronic Resource Center

This web resource center provides management tools and information across an international network of health professionals. The site is run by MSH, a nonprofit organization geared toward strengthening health programs worldwide.

Author: Management Sciences for Health

Managing Health Care Waste Disposal: Guidelines on How to Construct, Use, and Maintain a Waste Disposal Unit

These guidelines focus on the specifications, installation, operation, and maintenance procedures for a health care waste disposal unit using the De Montfort incinerator. It also includes a plan for training waste disposal unit operators.

Author: World Health Organization; IT Power India, Pvt. Ltd.

Published: 2005

Managing Sharps Waste in Andhra Pradesh: Introduction and Scale-Up of a Sharps Waste Management Program

This case study describes the sharps waste management component of an immunization systems strengthening project conducted in Andhra Pradesh, India, and describes key developments in both the pilot and scale-up phases of the project. It also …

Author: PATH

Published: 2007

Maternal Immunization: US FDA Regulatory Considerations

Vaccination of pregnant women provides important health benefits to both mother and infant, and has been an important disease-prevention strategy in these two groups. However, since pregnant women are usually excluded from participation in clinical …

Author: Gruber MF

Published: 2003

The Media/Materials Clearinghouse

This website provides health communication materials, including immunization materials, posters, videos, and literature. There are four databases that are maintained by the Media/Materials Clearinghouse.

Author: Johns Hopkins Population Information Program

Medical Waste Management for Primary Health Centers in Indonesia

This report describes the process and lessons learned in implementing pilot waste-management systems at primary health centers in three districts of Yogyakarta province in Indonesia. The report was used to guide the development of waste-management …

Author: PATH

Published: 2005

Meeting Requirements for Controlled Room Temperature Storage of Medicines

Project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health are collaborating to explore new logistics and supply chain solutions that can optimize the vaccine supply chain. This report describes a study that project Optimize commissioned to assess …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Meningitis Foundation of America

This website contains background, clinical, and surveillance information on meningitis. It also includes information specific to meningococcal disease, pneumococcal disease, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). The mission of the …

Author: Meningitis Foundation of America

Mercury Levels in Newborns and Infants After Receipt of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines

This article, published in Pediatrics, reports on a study assessing blood levels and the elimination of ethyl mercury after vaccination of infants with thimerosal-containing vaccines. The authors concluded that the blood half-life of intramuscular …

Author: Pichichero ME, Gentile A, Giglio N, et al.

Published: 2008

Mid-level Management Course for EPI Managers

This set of training modules is aimed at mid-level EPI program managers at district and province levels and covers a spectrum of activities, from planning through program implementation and evaluation.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2004

Monitoring Vaccine Wastage at Country Level: Guidelines for Program Managers

This document reviews the factors affecting vaccine wastage and discusses the tools available for reducing wastage and their relationships to each other, with the aim of providing assistance to program managers to establish a system for …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2003

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publish Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, an excellent source for up-to-date information on disease surveillance in the United States and globally.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Moving Warehouse Delivers Vaccines and Essential Health Supplies in Senegal

In March 2011, the government of Senegal began using a "moving warehouse" to transport vaccines and vaccine supplies from regional stores directly to district stores and health posts on a monthly basis in the Saint-Louis region. This photo set …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

A Moving Warehouse in Senegal

As part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit, this banner illustrates the concept of integrating vaccines with other health products in streamlined supply chains. It highlights Senegal’s “moving warehouse,” which was …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Mucosal Immunization Technologies

PATH developed a mucosal immunization technology platform--viable in two formats--that builds on several proven formulation, adjuvant, and delivery technologies that enable the efficient sublingual administration of subunit vaccines. Part of PATH's …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

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