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Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Total results with these characteristics: 48

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Immunogenicity and Safety of the Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in HIV-1-Infected Women

This article, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, shares findings of a trial involving 319 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-infected women in the United States, Brazil, and South Africa. The trial aimed to determine the immunogenicity …

Author: Kojic EM, Kang M, Cespedes MS, et al.

Published: 2014

Incremental Costs of Introducing Jet Injection Technology for Delivery of Routine Childhood Vaccinations: Comparative Analysis From Brazil, India, and South Africa

This article, published in Vaccine, describes a study that estimated the incremental costs of transitioning from needles and syringes to delivering childhood vaccines with disposable-syringe jet injectors (DSJIs) in Brazil, India, and South Africa. …

Author: Griffiths UK, Santos AC, Nundy N, Jacoby E, Matthias D

Published: 2011

An Integrated Approach to Health Information Systems in Guatemala

This document describes an effort by the World Health Organization, PATH, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Services to address challenges related to vaccine introduction. The goal is …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Intussusception Risk and Health Benefits of Rotavirus Vaccination in Mexico and Brazil

This article, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, assesses the association of the monovalent rotavirus vaccine (RV1) with intussusception after routine immunization of infants in Mexico and Brazil. The authors found that RV1 was …

Author: Patel MM, López-Collada VR, Bulhões MM, et al.

Published: 2011

My Name, My Future: Optimize Project Guatemala

This 10-minute video provides an overview of Guatemala's effort to build a comprehensive immunization information system with support from Project Optimize, a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization. The video explains how a new …

Author: Guatemala's Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance; Pan American Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: Guatemala Report

This report presents the results and lessons learned from a collaborative effort between the Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, the Pan American Health Organization, and project Optimize. This demonstration project attempted …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

The Pharmacoeconomics of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines in Latin America

This article, published in Vaccine, aims to provide a framework for the global evaluation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines by reviewing the pharmacoeconomic perspective in Latin America, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses, while also …

Author: Giglio N, Micone P, Gentile A

Published: 2011

Policy Development for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Introduction in Low-Resource Settings

This analysis, published in The Open Vaccine Journal, describes the policy environment related to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction, identifies the policy processes and key stakeholders in HPV vaccine introduction, summarizes specific …

Author: Tsui J, LaMontagne DS, Levin C, Bingham A, Menezes L

Published: 2009

Potential Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccination for Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in Eight Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Investigators developed a model using epidemiological evidence, country-specific cost estimates, and vaccine efficacy data to estimate the cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination and determined that it would reduce health care expenses and …

Author: Rheingans R, Constenla D, Antil L, Innis B, Breuer T

Published: 2007

PubMed Searches: Hepatitis B

These pre-formatted PubMed searches will retrieve journal citations and available abstracts that address disease burden, vaccine efficacy and benefits, model programs and cost issues in Asian, African, and Latin American countries. Documents may be …

Author: Various

PubMed Searches: Hib

These pre-formatted PubMed searches will retrieve journal citations and available abstracts that address disease burden, vaccine efficacy and benefits, model programs and cost issues in Asian, African, and Latin American countries. Documents may be …

Author: Various

PubMed Searches: Pneumococcal Disease

These pre-formatted PubMed searches will retrieve journal citations and available abstracts that address disease burden, vaccine efficacy and benefits, model programs and cost issues in Asian, African, and Latin American countries.  Documents …

Author: Various

PubMed Searches: Rotavirus

These pre-formatted PubMed searches will retrieve journal citations and available abstracts that address relevant issues related to rotavirus. Documents may be ordered through Loansome Doc if you have established an agreement with a participating …

Author: Various

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Haiti

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Haiti. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Haitian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in the Americas: Progress and Lessons Learned

In this review, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, researchers evaluated the feasibility and sustainability of introducing the rotavirus vaccine in Latin America. They examined policy development, rotavirus surveillance, and the …

Author: de Oliveira LH, Danovaro-Holliday MC, Matus CR, Andrus JK

Published: 2008

Rotavirus Vaccine—A Powerful Tool to Combat Deaths From Diarrhea

This editorial, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, comments on recent efficacy trials of rotavirus vaccine in South Africa and Malawi and a postmarketing study in Mexico. Based on the data, the author recommends the introduction …

Author: Santosham M

Published: 2010

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

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

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

Surveillance for Respiratory Syncytial Virus in CDC's Global Disease Detection Network: Epidemiology, Disease Burden and Clinical Characteristics

This supplement to The Journal of Infectious Diseases features articles on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) surveillance data through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Global Disease Detection Network . The 12 articles …

Author: Iwane MK, Garnon EC, Gerber SI, eds.

Published: 2013

Systematic Review of Studies on Rotavirus Disease Cost-of-Illness and Productivity Loss in Latin America and the Caribbean

This article, published in Vaccine, provides a review of studies on costs due to rotavirus infection in Latin America and Caribbean region, considering their methods and results. The authors found that the most commonly observed methods for cost …

Author: Takemoto ML, Bahia L, Toscano CM, Araujo DV

Published: 2013

Temporal Trends in Diarrhea-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths in Children Under Age 5 Before and After the Introduction of the Rotavirus Vaccine in Four Latin American Countries

This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that evaluated trends in diarrhea-related deaths and hospitalizations in children less than five years of age before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction in Bolivia, El Salvador, Honduras, …

Author: De Oliveira LH, Giglio N, Ciapponi A, et al.

Published: 2013

Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae in an Urban Slum Community

This article, published in the Journal of Infection, discusses a study of pneumococcal carriage among residents of a slum community in Salvador, Brazil. Inhabitants of slum settlements represent a significant proportion of the population at …

Author: Reis JN, Palma T, Ribeiro GS, et al.

Published: 2008

Vaccine for Prevention of Mild and Moderate-to-Severe Influenza in Children

This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, describes a multinational, Phase 3, observer-blinded study evaluating the efficacy of quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) among children three to eight years of age. From the study …

Author: Jain VK, Rivera L, Zama Khalequ, et al.

Published: 2013

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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