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10 Tips for Successful Malaria Vaccine Advocacy

Slow decision-making by policymakers can contribute to a substantial lag between the availability of lifesaving interventions, such as vaccines, and developing countries’ access to them. This booklet presents a set of advocacy tips, success …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2012

A 20-year Retrospective Analysis of Epidemic Meningitis Surveillance Data in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger

This poster, presented at the 2008 International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, displays a detailed analysis of long-term surveillance data from Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger during the past 20 years in order to understand the dynamics of …

Author: Djingarey MH, Noazin S, Préziosi MP, et al.

Publication date: 2008

Acute Childhood Diarrhoea in Northern Ghana: Epidemiological, Clinical, and Microbiological Characteristics

Investigators collected stool specimens from Ghanian children with acute gastroenteritis and determined that rotavirus was the most predominant cause in urban northern Ghana. This article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases.

Author: Reither K, Ignatius R, Weitzel T, et al.

Publication date: 2007

Adverse Events Following Immunization During Mass Vaccination Campaigns at First Introduction of a Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine in Burkina Faso, 2010

MenAfriVac™ is a new meningococcal A conjugate vaccine developed to prevent meningitis outbreaks in Africa. It was first introduced during the last quarter of 2010 in three West African countries. The authors of this article, published in …

Author: Ouandaogo CR, Yaméogo TM, Diomandé FVK, et al.

Publication date: 2012

Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials Project: Technical Resources

The three-year Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials (ARISE) project, which ended in November 2012, worked to build the evidence base on what drives improvements in routine immunization in Africa. Findings from the project's work complement …

Author: JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

Publication date: 1111

African Meningitis Belt

This map of the African continent displays the location of the Meningitis Belt, an area in Africa where a large number of meningitis epidemics occur.

Author: United Nations Country Team in Ethiopia

Publication date: 2001

Assessing the Potency of Oral Polio Vaccine Kept Outside of the Cold Chain During a National Immunization Campaign in Chad

This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study of the potency of monovalent oral polio vaccine type 3 kept at ambient temperatures during a polio immunization campaign in Chad. The results of the study show that post-campaign laboratory …

Author: Zipursky S, Boualam L, Cheikh DO, et al.

Publication date: 2011

Baseline Meningococcal Carriage in Burkina Faso Before the Introduction of a Meningococcal Serogroup A Conjugate Vaccine

The vaccine MenAfriVac™ has the potential to confer herd immunity by reducing carriage prevalence of epidemic strains. To better understand this phenomenon, the authors of this article, published in Clinical and Vaccine …

Author: Kristiansen PA, Diomandé F, Wei SC, et al.

Publication date: 2011

Breakeven Analysis for Various Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Presentations in Vietnam and Uganda

This report highlights a study that uses a breakeven cost analysis to compare potential prices, wastage rates, and cold chain requirements for various human papillomavirus vaccine presentations. The results of this study provide insight into …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2010

Building Next-Generation Vaccine Supply Systems: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization

This fact sheet describes how Project Optimize—a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH—and their partners are working with countries to model the impact of changes to vaccine logistics and supply systems on vaccine …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

Burden and Aetiology of Diarrhoeal Disease in Infants and Young Children in Developing Countries (the Global Enteric Multicenter Study, GEMS): A Prospective, Case-Control Study

This article, published in The Lancet, reports on results of the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS), which was designed to identify the aetiology and population-based burden of pediatric diarrheal disease in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. …

Author: Kotloff KL, Nataro JP, Blackwelder WC, et al.

Publication date: 2013

Burden of Disease and Circulating Serotypes of Rotavirus Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

To assess the potential impact of rotavirus vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers reviewed recent published data on rotavirus burden among children aged five years old and circulating serotypes in sub-Saharan Africa. Though many countries …

Author: Sanchez-Padilla E, Grais RF, Guerin PJ, et al.

Publication date: 2009

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

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

Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment in Low-Resource Settings: Practical Experience From PATH

From 2006 to 2011, PATH conducted human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination demonstration projects in India, Peru, Uganda, and Vietnam to provide evidence for decision-making about public-sector introduction of HPV vaccines. This report examines the …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2013

Cervical Cancer: The Real Lady Killer

This film in the BBC’s "Kill or Cure?" series uncovers the challenges of preventing and treating cervical cancer in Africa and highlights exciting new opportunities for dramatically reducing the toll of disease. The BBC crew follows Sarah …

Author: PATH, Rockhopper Productions

Publication date: 2009

Childhood Immunization: What You Need to Know

Information for parents and health care workers about diseases and vaccines, extensive questions and answers, and charts comparing disease risk versus vaccine risk.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2004

Climate Drives the Meningitis Epidemics Onset in West Africa

This study, published in PLoS Medicine, provides a clear, quantitative demonstration of the connections that exist between major meningococcal meningitis (MCM) epidemics and regional climate variability in Africa. This statistically robust …

Author: Sultan B, Labadi K, Guégan JF, Janicot S

Publication date: 2005

Clonal Waves of Neisseria Colonisation and Disease in the African Meningitis Belt: Eight-Year Longitudinal Study in Northern Ghana

This study, published in PLoS Medicine, aimed to determine how levels of colonization with different bacterial meingococcal serogroups change over time, and how the patterns of disease relate to such changes in the Kassena-Nankana District of …

Author: Leimkugel J, Hodgson A, Forgor AA, et al.

Publication date: 2007

Clones of Neisseria meningitidis Strains in Mali

This article, published in Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, provides an overview of a cross-sectional, descriptive study to identify strains of Neisseria meningitidis isolated from 2005 to 2007 in Mali. Neisseria meningitidis appeared in 144 …

Author: Guindo I, Coulibaly A, Dao S, et al.

Publication date: 2010

Collaborating With Countries to Improve Supply Chains

Optimize—a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH—aims to employ technological and scientific advances by defining ideal specifications for health products and creating a flexible and robust vaccine supply chain that can …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Publication date: 2010

Combating Antivaccination Rumors: Lessons Learned From Case Studies in East Africa

This 68-page manual examines the origin and impact of rumors on immunization programmes in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania and provides practical advice about dealing with rumors.

Author: UNICEF

Publication date: 2001

Community Perceptions of Malaria and Vaccines in the South Coast and Busia Regions of Kenya

Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children younger than 5 years in Kenya. Within the context of planning for a vaccine to be used alongside existing malaria control methods, this study, published in Malaria …

Author: Ba-Nguz A, Bingham A, Collymore Y, et al.

Publication date: 2011

Community Perceptions of Malaria and Vaccines in Two Districts of Mozambique

Malaria is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Mozambique, with nearly three-quarters of the country’s malaria-related deaths occurring in children younger than five years. A malaria vaccine is not yet available, but planning is …

Author: Bingham A, Gaspar F, Lancaster K, Conjera J, Collymore Y, Ba-Nguz A

Publication date: 2012

Conducting Vaccine Clinical Trials in Sub-Saharan Africa: Operational Challenges and Lessons Learned From the Meningitis Vaccine Project

The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) was established with the goal of developing, testing, licensing, and introducing an affordable group A meningococcal conjugate vaccine for Africa. The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, describe the …

Author: Marchetti E, Mazarin-Diop V, Chaumont J, et al.

Publication date: 2012

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