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Topic: Introduction and service delivery

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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

Vaccine Production, Distribution, Access, and Uptake

For human vaccines to be available on a global scale, complex production methods, meticulous quality control, and reliable distribution channels are needed to ensure that the products are potent and effective at the point of use. In this article, …

Author: Smith J, Lipsitch M, Almond JW

Published: 2011

Vaccine Redux

This issue of Global Health Magazine is focused on the topic of vaccines and immunization, and contains several expert-authored articles about different aspects of vaccine development and use worldwide. The issue includes an article co-authored by …

Author: Global Health Council

Published: 2010

Vaccine Technologies at PATH

PATH and its partners have been advancing innovative vaccine technologies for more than 30 years. This report outlines PATH's approach and capabilities. It also describes a number of individual vaccine technologies at various …

Author: PATH

Published: 2010

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Improving Vaccination Coverage in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

This 23-page "Recommendations and Reports" insert is from the June 18, 1999, issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It reports on the recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services for improving vaccination …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 1999

Vaccine-Related Journal Articles

Compiled by the Immunization Action Coalition, this web page provides a chronological compendium of selected peer-reviewed vaccine-related articles. A user can browse by topic areas such as vaccine safety, specific diseases, and people …

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccines: Handled with Care

This attractive, 25-page booklet describes how vaccines are stored and handled to ensure safety.

Author: UNICEF

Published: 2004

Vaccines: Harnessing Opportunity in the 21st Century

This report highlights key discussions from the 2011 Pacific Health Summit, held in Seattle, Washington, on June 21 to 23, 2011. The event brought together global leaders from science, industry, and policy to discuss how to realize the dream of a …

Author: The National Bureau of Asian Research

Published: 2011

Variation in the Costs of Delivering Routine Immunization Services in Peru

This paper, published in Bulletin of the World Health Organization, presents information on the variations in the costs of delivering routine immunization services in the three diverse districts of Peru. The study shows …

Author: Walker D, Mosqueira NR, Penny ME, et al.

Published: 2004

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