Total results with these characteristics: 169
- Impact of the Serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine, MenAfriVac, on Carriage and Herd Immunity
The conjugate vaccine against serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis (NmA), MenAfriVac, was first introduced in mass vaccination campaigns of 1 to 29-year-olds in Burkina Faso in 2010. The authors of this article, published in Clinical Infectious …
Author: Kristiansen PA, Diomandé F, Ba AK, et al.
- Implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for Enhanced Meningitis Surveillance in 13 Countries of the African Meningitis Belt from 2003 to 2008
This poster, presented at the 2008 International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, displays the results of a study to determine the effectiveness of the Standard Operating Procedures that were developed in 2001 to 2002 to codify and enhance …
Author: Djingarey MH, Konde K, Kandolo D, et al.
- Improved Cervical Cancer Prevention: Planning Now for a Better Future
This report documents an African regional conference on cervical cancer prevention held in September 2010 in Kampala, Uganda. Representatives from nine African countries met to share updates on cervical cancer vaccination and screening programs, and …
Author: PATH, Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Uganda, Uganda Ministry of Health
- Improved Injection Practices After the Introduction of Treatment and Sterility Guidelines in Tanzania
From the journal of Tropical Medicine and International Health, this article follows a training program at health centers, observations included increased health worker knowledge and improved sterilization practices, along with reductions …
Author: Vos J, Gumodoka B, van Asten HA, et al.
- Improving Vaccine Delivery Through Moving Warehouses
This fact sheet details a collaboration between Project Optimize and the Senegalese Ministry of Health to implement and validate a "moving warehouse" that will streamline the vaccine supply chain from the regional to the peripheral level. A moving …
Author: PATH, World Health Organization
- Incidence and Clinical Characteristics of Group A Rotavirus Infections Among Children Admitted to Hospital in Kilifi, Kenya
In this study, published in PLoS Medicine, researchers aimed to establish base-line estimates of disease incidence in resource poor settings and provide accurate information to assist in determining the need for vaccine prevention.
Author: Nokes DJ, Abwao J, Pamba A, Peenze I, et al.
- Increased Incidence of Meningococcal Disease in HIV-Infected Individuals Associated With Higher Case-Fatality Ratios in South Africa
This article, published in AIDS, describes a cohort surveillance study conducted in South Africa to compare the incidence of meningococcal disease among HIV-infected individuals versus uninfected individuals. The authors also evaluated the extent to …
Author: Cohen C, Singh E, Wu HM, et al.
- Increasing Immunization Coverage in Uganda: The Community Problem-solving and Strategy Development Approach
This short paper describes in some detail how Ugandan communities were involved in improving immunization services. The paper includes an annex with common questions posed by community members, and suggested answers, in both English and French.
Author: BASICS II, Uganda Ministry of Health
- 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
- Infectious Disease: An Ill Wind, Bringing Meningitis
This commentary, published in the journal Science, discusses meningococcal meningitis epidemics in Africa that come with the onset of the dry season, and the vaccines in development that could limit the disease's impact. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn …
Author: Roberts L
- Infectious Disease: Hitting Early, Epidemic Meningitis Ravages Nigeria and Niger
This commentary, published in the journal Science, discusses one of the worst meningococcal meningitis epidemics in years in Nigeria and Niger. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal …
Author: Roberts L
- Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions in Tunisia
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
- Intercountry Meningitis Meeting: Preparing for the Next Epidemic Seasons, Mali, October 2006
This article, published in the World Health Organization's Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes an intercountry meeting on enhanced surveillance and responses to meningitis epidemics held in October 2006 in Bamako, Mali. More than 80 …
Author: World Health Organization
- Introduction to DPT-Hepatitis B Vaccine, Information for Health Care Workers
This document contains two booklets that provide information about the DTP-hepatitis B vaccine. One booklet is for health workers; the other targets community leaders.
Author: Mozambique Ministry of Health
- Kill or Cure: Meningitis
This 25-minute BBC World documentary, produced by Rockhopper TV, offers a poignant and revealing account of the devastating impact meningitis epidemics have on individuals, families, and communities. The film also takes viewers to Mali where PATH's …
Author: PATH; Rockhopper TV
- Kill or Cure: Pneumo
This 25-minute BBC World documentary, produced by Rockhopper TV, highlights the burden of pneumococcal disease in Asia and Africa and the importance of vaccines against this life-threatening disease.
Author: Rockhopper TV
- Laboratory Quality Control in a Multicentre Meningococcal Carriage Study in Burkina Faso
To investigate the potential herd immunity effect of MenAfriVac™, a new conjugate vaccine against serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis, the authors of this article, published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical …
Author: Kristiansen PA, Ouédraogo AS, Sanou I, et al.
- Landscape Analysis of Routine Immunization in Nigeria: Identifying Barriers and Prioritizing Interventions
This white paper provides an analysis of supply-side constraints and demand-side determinants of routine immunization coverage in Nigeria. It emphasizes that tackling the basic barriers to routine immunization in Nigeria—cold chain, transport, …
Author: International Vaccine Access Center
- Landscape Analysis Synopsis: An Initial Investigation of the Drivers of Routine Immunization System Performance in Africa
The Africa Routine Immunization System Essentials (ARISE) project documents successful interventions that drive strong routine immunization system performance in Africa and analyzes their potential for diffusion throughout the region. ARISE …
Author: John Snow, Inc.
- Malaria Vaccine Decision-Making Framework
As the development of malaria vaccines accelerates, work is also underway on the policy front to pave the way for decisions on possible malaria vaccine use. Early planning is crucial to the successful adoption and introduction of a vaccine. To …
- Malaria Vaccine R&D in the Decade of Vaccines: Breakthroughs, Challenges and Opportunities
While progress has been made in reducing malaria mortality with other interventions, vaccines are still urgently needed to further reduce the incidence of clinical disease. The most clinically advanced candidate, RTS,S, is presently undergoing Phase …
Author: Birkett AJ, Moorthy VS, Loucq C, Chitnis CE, Kaslow DC
- Manson Lecture. Meningococcal Meningitis in Africa
This article, published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, covers the history of meningococcal meningitis in Africa since epidemics of the infection were first described around 100 years ago. The article also …
Author: Greenwood B
- Meeting Requirements for Controlled Room Temperature Storage of Medicines
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. This report describes a study that project Optimize commissioned to assess …
Author: PATH, World Health Organization
- MenAfriCar - African Meningococcal Carriage Consortium
MenAfriCar is a global research effort to study how meningococcal meningitis is spread in Africa and to document the impact of a new meningitis vaccine on reducing transmission. This website provides an overview of the consortium's aims, objectives, …
- Meningitis in Chad, Niger and Nigeria: 2009 Epidemic Season
This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, details the 2009 meningitis epidemic season in Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. It includes an overview of meningococcal disease, surveillance results for the season, and outbreak response …
Author: World Health Organization