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Designing Safe Syringe Disposal Systems for Immunization Services

This 30-page manual for program managers helps guide decision-making related to safe syringe disposal at the district level. A range of disposal methods and issues are covered, including practical advice on incineration (with details on two small …

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

Designing Vaccines for Developing-Country Populations: Ideal Attributes, Delivery Devices, and Presentation Formats

This article, published in Procedia in Vaccinology, discusses the importance of designing vaccines with traits that will minimize complications for immunization programs and increase the likelihood of successful adoption. The article also summarizes …

Author: Kristensen D, Zaffran M

Published: 2010

Desirable Attributes of Vaccines for Deployment in Low-Resource Settings

This article, published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with developing vaccines with desirable attributes, including enhanced stability and efficient packaging, that can help to …

Author: Chen D, Zehrung D

Published: 2013

Developing a Vision for Immunization Supply Systems in 2020: Landscape Analysis Summaries

Facilitated by project Optimize and conducted by a multidisciplinary group of partners, these landscape analyses highlight ongoing work related to five priority areas that comprise the vision for immunization supply systems in 2020. The analyses …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2011

Development of Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Effective Mucosal Immunization of Infants in Developing Countries

This issue of the Old Herborn University Seminar Monograph provides a summary of the discussions at an expert workshop hosted by the Old Herborn University Foundation in June 2010. The discussions were held to examine the mechanisms that may …

Author: Heidt PJ, Walker RI, Rusch V, eds.

Published: 2011

Direct-Drive Solar Vaccine Refrigerators—A New Choice for Vaccine Storage

This evidence brief developed by project Optimize is directed toward supply chain managers in low- and middle-income countries and provides information about direct-drive solar refrigerators, which may be a good option for vaccine storage in areas …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Directory of Immunization Resources

This web page provides an extensive directory of immunization resources for health care professionals, including information on particular diseases and vaccines, immunization schedules, and frequently asked questions. The resources are gathered from …

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, Second Edition

A comprehensive global health examination, this book contributes substantially to global initiatives to improve the health of all peoples by providing a multidisciplinary understanding of fundamental issues and challenges, as well as effective …

Author: Disease Control Priorities Project

Published: 2008

Disposable-Syringe Jet Injectors

Jet injectors deliver vaccines and medicines without using needles. PATH has worked with several disposable-syringe jet injector developers to advance designs that are suitable and affordable for routine and campaign immunization programs in …

Author: PATH

Published: 2014

Disposal and Destruction of Syringes and Needles in Vietnam and the Philippines

The paper reports on a field trial of disposal and destruction methods (including autocombustion incinerators) in the two countries.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 1998

DNA Vaccine Delivery by Densely-Packed and Short Microprojection Arrays to Skin Protects Against Vaginal HSV-2 Challenge

This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that investigates the tolerability, immunogenicity, and efficacy of a plasmid DNA vaccine encoding the extracellular domain of gD2 using the Nanopatch™, a recently devised silicon …

Author: Kask AS, Chen X, Marshak JO, et al.

Published: 2010

DOD and PATH: Collaborations Enhance Health for the World's Poorest People

This fact sheet describes how PATH and the US Department of Defense (DOD) collaborate to enhance the health of the world’s poorest people and presents a sampling of PATH projects, including work on vaccines to prevent diarrhea and vaccine …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Domestic Refrigerators for Vaccine Storage in Tunisia: Conclusion and Recommendations

This project Optimize document summarizes a laboratory report on performance testing of four models of domestic refrigerators that are available on the Tunisian market. Project Optimize contracted the tests to demonstrate to the government the …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Early Thimerosal Exposure and Neuropsychological Outcome at 7 and 10 Years

Investigators assessed neurological outcomes by testing more than 1,000 children aged 7 to 10 years and determined that early exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines was not associated with deficits in neuropsychological functioning. …

Author: Thompson W, Price C, Goodson B, et al.

Published: 2007

Economic Evaluation of the Routine Childhood Immunization Program in the United States, 2009

This article, published in Pediatrics, presents an economic analysis of the US childhood immunization schedule. The study used population-based vaccination coverage, vaccine efficacy data, historical data on disease incidence before vaccination, and …

Author: Zhou F, Shefer A, Wenger J, et al.

Published: 2014

Economics of Immunization: A Guide to the Literature and Other Resources

This 87-page document identifies literature and web resources on costing, cost-benefit analyses, financing, and policy among other issues.

Author: World Health Organization, US Agency for International Development, and Partners in Health Reform Plus

Published: 2004

Edward Jenner and the Discovery of Vaccination

This online exhibition showcases rare books and historical documents dealing with immunization, with a focus on Edward Jenner's role in the discovery of vaccination. His research was based on careful case studies and clinical observation more than a …

Author: Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina

Published: 1996

Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) Initiative

The Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) initiative provides materials and tools needed to monitor and assess vaccine supply chains and help countries to improve their supply chain performance. This web page provides links to EVM background and …

Author: World Health Organization

Ensuring That Developing Countries Have Access to New Healthcare Products: The Role of Product Development Partnerships

According to this article published in the eJournal Innovation Strategies Today, product development partnerships (PDPs) are generating an increasing flow of health products, including vaccines, for diseases prevalent in developing countries. …

Author: Brooks AD, Wells WA, McLean TD, et al.

Published: 2010

Estimating the Costs of Achieving the WHO-UNICEF Global Immunization Vision and Strategy, 2006 - 2015

This paper estimates the costs of achieving the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy, 2006 - 2015, which aims to immunize more people, from infants to seniors, with a greater range of vaccines, and whose chief goal is to, by 2015 or earlier, …

Author: Wolfson LJ, Gasse F, Lee-Martin S, et al.

Published: 2008

Eurosurveillance

Similar to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, these archives contain euro-specific disease surveillance information.

Author: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Evaluating Immunization Information on the Web

This website provides tips on how to evaluate information on the internet regarding diseases and vaccines.

Author: National Network for Immunization Information

Every Child by Two

This organization, founded by Former First Lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers, focuses on reducing infant mortality through timely immunization.

Author: Every Child by Two

Evidence of Vaccine Freezing in the Cold Chain: Literature Review

This document provides a literature review of articles about evidence of vaccine freezing in the cold chain. The document is part of a series that describes the serious risk of freezing vaccines and World Health Organization-recommended …

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

Facts for Life: Immunization

These fact sheets provide information about vaccination for families and communities.

Author: United Nations Children's Fund

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