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Topic: Introduction and service delivery

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Shaping a Strategy to Introduce HPV Vaccines in Vietnam—Formative Research Results From the HPV Vaccines: Evidence for Impact Project

This report summarizes results from formative research in Vietnam regarding the health systems and policy context that will affect human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction, as well as beliefs, values, attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors …

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

SnapShots Archive

SnapShots was an electronic publication of the IMMUNIZATIONbasics project (which ran from 2004 to 2009) and was designed to provide busy public health professionals with references and periodic updates from the immunization world. Although the …

Author: IMMUNIZATIONbasics

Standards for Surveillance of Selected Vaccine-preventable Diseases

This document provides WHO recommendations on surveillance standards for selected vaccine-preventable diseases. These recommendations should be adapted to meet national needs in accordance with each country's disease control priorities, …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2003

State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization, Third Edition

This report focuses on the major developments in vaccines and immunization since 2000. Part 1 examines the impact of immunization on efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals. It looks at the development and use of vaccines and the …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund, World Bank

Published: 2009

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

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