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Topic: Introduction and service delivery

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Strategic Planning and Situation Assessment for Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practical Experience from PATH

From 2006 to 2011, PATH conducted demonstration projects in four low- and middle-income countries—India, Peru, Uganda, and Vietnam—to provide evidence for decision-making about public-sector introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) …

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Strategies for HPV Vaccination in the Developing World

Developing strategies to effectively reach adolescent girls with HPV vaccines—a population not typically the focus of public health programs—is essential to achieving high coverage rates and reducing the cervical cancer burden. This …

Author: Cervical Cancer Action

Strategies for the "Decade of Vaccines"

This issue of Health Affairs covers a variety of strategies for the "Decade of Vaccines." The articles included in the issue cover topics such as the business and economic benefits of vaccines, the moral case for vaccination, the importance of equal …

Author: Dentzer S, ed.

Published: 2011

Strengthening Immunization Programs: The Communication Component

This 46-page manual presents a comprehensive overview of the key elements of immunization communications. There also is an interesting annex focusing on an excellent project in Madagascar.

Author: BASICS II, US Agency for International Development

Published: 2004

Strengthening Vietnam's Immunization Program

PATH, in close partnership with Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization, has worked to increase the quality, safety, and efficiency of immunization services through the Improving Routine Immunization Services (IRIS) project. This fact …

Author: PATH

Published: 2007

Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI)

This 48-page field guide for managers of immunization programs provides ideas for detecting, investigating, analyzing, and taking action on AEFI.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 1997

Sustaining Immunization Efforts Under Health Reform: Challenges for Africa

In this paper Dr. Khadija Ali Msambichaka looks at the current state of EPI programs in Africa and the effects that health care reform is having on them. She cautions that health care reforms must be implemented carefully to ensure that immunization …

Author: Msambichaka K

Published: 1999

TechNet-21

The Technical Network for Strengthening Immunization Services (TechNet-21) is an online forum for experts in the field of immunization to learn from each other, share experiences, coordinate activities, and discuss major global policy issues. It …

Author: World Health Organization and UNICEF

Technologies for Vaccine Delivery in the 21st Century

This 25-page paper looks at new vaccine delivery concepts that could benefit the developing world within the next ten years.

Author: World Health Organization, UNICEF, and PATH

Published: 2000

Too Hot, Too Cold: Issues with Vaccine Storage

This article, published in Pediatrics, describes the importance of following recommendations for vaccine storage and outlines specific steps immunization providers should take to prevent storage of vaccines outside of their required temperatures.

Author: Pickering LK, Wallace G, Rodewald L

Published: 2006

Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM)

This eight-module training manual aims to help mid-level immunization managers effectively deliver vaccines to their communities. The modules are focused on: cold chain, vaccines, and safe-injection equipment management; partnering with the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste

This document contains a set of training modules designed to be adapted for use in various health care settings. The purpose of these materials is for use in training health workers in the management of sharps waste. These materials are divided into …

Author: PATH

Published: 2005

Training Vaccinators in a Time of Change

This article, from the October 2001 issue of Immunization Focus, describes one nongovernmental organization’s experience of training with partners in countries. The article also includes examples of training initiatives developed by the …

Author: GAVI Alliance

Published: 2001

Tunisia: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions

This document describes how 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.

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Understanding and Addressing Childhood Immunization Coverage in Urban Slums

Supported by the US Agency for International Development, the authors of this article, published in Indian Pediatrics, identified challenges and potential solutions for improving immunization coverage in urban slums.

Author: Agarwal S, Bhanot A, Goindi G

Published: 2005

Unsafe Injections, Fatal Injections

The authors of this paper provide an overview of medical and social science wisdom on the extent of unsafe injections and the complex reasons why many injections are given in an unsafe manner.

Author: PATH

Published: 2000

US Department of Health and Human Services and PATH: Partnering to Protect and Improve Global Health

PATH and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) work together to improve global health around the world. This fact sheet highlights PATH projects—including work to develop a stable vaccine supply to prevent a public health …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Use of MenAfriVac™ (Meningitis A Vaccine) in a Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC) During Campaigns

The need to keep vaccines in a 2°C to 8°C cold chain is a constraining factor for many immunization campaigns due to limited storage capacity and/or ice pack freezing capacity. In 2012, based on a thorough review of scientific data by regulatory …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Using Uniject™ to Increase the Safety and Effectiveness of Hepatitis B Immunization

This seven-page paper describes use of an innovative injection device to immunize Indonesian newborns as soon after birth as possible. Results were positive: more infants were protected against hepatitis B earlier in life, health workers and parents …

Author: PATH

Published: 2002

Vaccine Discovery and Translation of New Vaccine Technology

An unprecedented increase in new vaccine development has occurred over the past three decades. This article, published in The Lancet, discusses new methods of discovery, such as reverse vaccinology, structural biology, and systems biology, which …

Author: Rappuoli R, Black S, Lambert PH

Published: 2011

Vaccine Information Management System (VIMS)

This online database provides a centralized, web-based warehouse for key information related to vaccine access. It includes data on the global uptake of Haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcal, rotavirus, and hepatitis B vaccines; demographic …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Vaccine Introduction Guidelines: Adding a Vaccine to a National Immunization Programme: Decision and Implementation

This guide aims to help country-level decision-makers decide whether to add a new vaccine to the national immunization program, and national immunization program managers to implement the operational steps to add the vaccine. It can …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2005

Vaccine Introduction in India: Status and Lessons Learned

This abstract of a presentation made at the 2006 Global Vaccine Research Forum summarizes the strategy and achievements of India's 2006 mass JE vaccination campaigns.

Author: PATH; Government of India

Published: 2006

The Vaccine Paradox

This article, which serves as an introduction to The Lancet's series New Decade of Vaccines, discusses the opportunity that the vaccine community has to rewrite the terms of engagement between vaccines and communities threatened with …

Author: Horton R, Das P

Published: 2011

Vaccine Presentation Assessment Tool

The vaccine presentation assessment tool (VPAT) is designed to model the logistical and financial impact of adding a new vaccine to an immunization schedule. The output from the tool will provide an analytical basis to support collaborative …

Author: PATH

Published: 2010

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