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Topic: Introduction and service delivery

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Evaluation of Cost-Effectiveness of Live Oral Pentavalent Reassortant Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in Ghana

This article, published in Vaccine, estimates the cost-effectiveness of introducing the rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq® in Ghana. The authors estimated the average costs of treating children with diarrhea in the Ashanti region of Ghana as inpatients …

Author: Abbott C, Tiede B, Armah G, Mahmoud A

Published: 2012

Evaluation of Out-of-the-cold-chain Approaches for Improving On-time Delivery of the Hepatitis B Birth Dose in Rural Areas of China

This document summarizes the results of a study of out-of-the-cold-chain approaches for improving on-time delivery of birth doses of the hepatitis B vaccine in rural areas of China. The study concluded that this is a safe and effective way to …

Author: PATH

Published: 2005

Evaluation of Vaccines Against Enteric Infections: A Clinical and Public Health Research Agenda for Developing Countries

This article, from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, provides a review of the enteric vaccines currently available and their lack of use in developing countries. The author purports that the reasons for this are multiple and …

Author: Clemens J

Published: 2011

Framework for Conducting a Self-Assessment of National Progress in Injection Waste Management, Version 1

This tool was developed to provide a simple, efficient framework for conducting a self-assessment of health care waste-management (HCWM) planning at the national level. By collecting data on key achievements, knowledge, and practices at …

Author: PATH

Published: 2008

The Future of Global Immunization: Will the Promise of Vaccines be Fulfilled?

Childhood immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective of all health interventions, especially for reducing infant and child morbidity and mortality globally. Still, nearly two million children die of vaccine-preventable deaths each …

Author: Cochi SL

Published: 2011

The Future of Immunisation Policy, Implementation, and Financing

The authors of this article, published in The Lancet, discuss the challenges and possibilities of further expanding coverage of existing vaccines while widely implementing new vaccines, with respect to low-income and middle-income countries. They …

Author: Levine OS, Bloom DE, Cherian T, et al.

Published: 2011

Getting Started With Vaccine Vial Monitors: Questions and Answers on Field Operations

This excellent, comprehensive training manual addresses and answers important questions about using vaccine vial monitors in the field.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2002

Giving Immunizations

This handout provides basic information about giving immunizations, and lists resources and organizations relevant to this topic.

Author: Optimize (PATH, World Health Organization)

Published: 2013

Giving Safe Injections: Using Auto-Disable Syringes for Immunization

This excellent, 112-page manual is a training curriculum for health care workers who provide injections. It includes information on the health impact of unsafe injections, selecting safe and effective vaccines, reconsituting vaccines safely, reading …

Author: PATH

Published: 2001

Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Pneumonia

This document outlines a global action plan to support countries in controlling pneumonia, providing a framework for action around which partners can coordinate their efforts. The document summarizes the global situation with respect to pneumonia, …

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

Published: 2009

Global Health eLearning Center

This learning resource offers an array of online courses that learners from many disciplines and positions can use to expand their knowledge in key public health areas and access important up-to-date technical information, including information on …

Author: US Agency for International Development and the INFO Project

Published: 2008

Global Immunization Newsletters (GIN)

A monthly newsletter that contains updates on immunization technologies and the introduction of new vaccines, as well as information on country-specific immunization activities.

Author: World Health Organization

Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS): A Mid-term Analysis of Progress in 50 Countries

Over 70 countries developed comprehensive Multi-Year Plans (cMYPs) for implementing the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) for the period 2006 to 2015. This paper, published in Health Policy and Planning, describes the outcomes of a …

Author: Kamara L, Lydon P, Bilous J, et al.

Published: 2012

The Global Malaria Action Plan for a Malaria-Free World

The Global Malaria Action Plan is a framework for action that presents (i) a comprehensive overview of the global malaria landscape, (ii) an evidence-based approach to deliver effective prevention and treatment to all people at risk, and …

Author: Roll Back Malaria Partnership

Published: 2008

Global Pandemic Influenza Action Plan to Increase Vaccine Supply: Progress Report 2006 - 2008

This progress report is a follow on to the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Global Pandemic Influenza Action Plan (GAP) released in May 2005 to address the global shortage of influenza vaccines for epidemics and potential pandemics. It summarizes …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2009

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Strategic Plan 2010-2012

Alarmed that polio remained entrenched in the four countries that had never stopped transmission, and that an increasing number of polio-free areas were becoming reinfected, in May 2008 the World Health Assembly called for a new strategy to complete …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP)—endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012—is a roadmap to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to vaccines for people in all communities. …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Global Vaccine Action Plan: Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization: Assessment Report 2013

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2012 to achieve its “Decade of Vaccines” vision of universal access to immunization. As requested by the Member States, the World Health Organization's …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Guidelines for Implementing Supportive Supervision

These guidelines define supportive supervision, how it can be incorporated into immunization programs, major steps in implementing supportive supervision, country-specific examples, and tools for implementing supportive supervision.

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

Guidelines for National Strategies for the Safe and Appropriate Use of Injections

This two-page document summarizes key elements to assist in the development of a national strategy for ensuring safe and appropriate use of injections.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2000

Handouts for Patients & Staff

This web page offers healthcare professionals and the public more than 250 free English-language handouts (many are also available in other languages) covering a wide range of vaccination-related topics, all of which are available for users to print …

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

Healthcare Waste Management

This website is designed to promote the safe management of health care waste through news, publications, general information, and services for professionals in health care waste management.

Author: World Health Organization

Hepatitis B Immunization: Introducing Hepatitis B Vaccine Into National Immunization Services

This document outlines the introduction process for hepatitis B vaccine into national immunization services. It offers a summary of WHO policies and practices regarding hepatitis B immunization, and includes information on immunization …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2001

Hepatitis B Vaccination

This web page provides links to information about hepatitis B disease and vaccines, issues around vaccine safety, and many additional links to detailed materials for health professionals. 

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2008

Hib Vaccination

This page on the CDC website provides an overview of Hib disease and links and information on the Hib vaccine. The web page also has sections containing information especially geared for health professionals and the media.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2008

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