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Topic: Disease burden and surveillance

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Future Directions for Research on Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Vaccines for Developing Countries

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, reviews the progress made in enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) vaccine development and evaluates the current status of ETEC vaccine research for children in developing countries. It …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

Generic Protocol for Monitoring Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination on Gastroenteritis Disease Burden and Viral Strains

This document outlines a uniform approach to monitoring the impact of rotavirus vaccines in national programs, including guidelines for monitoring disease trends and evaluating vaccine effectiveness and changes in strain patterns among …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

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 Alert and Response Disease Outbreak News: Meningococcal Disease

This web page provides regular updates on meningococcal disease outbreaks around the world as reported to the World Health Organization. It also serves as an archive, housing links to outbreak news alerts dating back to 1999.

Author: World Health Organization

Global and Regional Burden of Disease and Risk Factors, 2001: Systematic Analysis of Population Health Data

Published in The Lancet, the study aim was to calculate the global burden of disease and risk factors for 2001, to examine regional trends from 1990 to 2001, and to provide a starting point for the analysis of the Disease Control Priorities Project. …

Author: Lopez AD, Mathers CD, Ezzati M, Jamison DT, Murray CJ

Published: 2006

Global and Regional Risk of Disabling Sequelae From Bacterial Meningitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides an overview of a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers from 1998 to 2008 to estimate the risks of major and minor sequelae caused by bacterial meningitis,  …

Author: Edmond K, Clark A, Korczak VS, et al.

Published: 2010

Global Burden of Acute Lower Respiratory Infections Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Young Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

This article, published in The Lancet, describes research to estimate the global incidence of and mortality from episodes of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children younger than five years …

Author: Nair H, Nokes DJ, Gessner BD, et al.

Published: 2010

Global Burden of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea

This article, published in The Lancet, reviews the epidemiology of childhood diarrhea and pneumonia in 2010 to 2011 to inform the planning of integrated control programmes for both illnesses. The estimates show 1.731 billion episodes of diarrhea and …

Author: Walker CL, Rudan I, Liu L, et al.

Published: 2013

Global Burden of Respiratory Infections Due to Seasonal Influenza in Young Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

This article, published in The Lancet, details a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the global incidence of and mortality from lower respiratory infections associated with influenza in children younger than five years of age. Based on …

Author: Nair H, Brooks WA, Katz M, et al.

Published: 2011

Global Epidemiology of Invasive Meningococcal Disease

Neisseria meningitidis is one of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis globally and can also cause sepsis, pneumonia, and other manifestations. The worldwide epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) varies markedly by region and …

Author: Jafri RZ, Ali A, Messonnier NE, et al.

Published: 2013

Global Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease

This article, published in the journal Vaccine, reviews meningococcal disease epidemiology and its variability across geographic area and time. The review summarizes the current status of meningococcal disease epidemiology by region, but notes that …

Author: Harrison LH, Trotter CL, Ramsay ME

Published: 2009

Global Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine Efficacy

This article, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, reviews outbreaks of meningococcal disease across the globe and the serotypes associated with these outbreaks. The author also discusses the different vaccines …

Author: Pollard AJ

Published: 2004

Global Immunization Data

This document provides an overview of global immunization coverage in 2011 based on the latest World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund estimates. It includes data on deaths averted due to immunization in general, as well as …

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

Published: 2013

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

Global Impact of Diarrheal Diseases That Are Sampled by Travelers: The Rest of the Hippopotamus

Travelers who experience diarrhea are exposed to the same pathogens and illnesses that pose some of the greatest threats to life and development among malnourished children in developing areas around the world, where inadequate water and poor …

Author: Guerrant RL, Oria R, Bushen OY, et al.

Published: 2005

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

The Global Meningococcal Initiative: Recommendations for Reducing the Global Burden of Meningococcal Disease

The Global Meningococcal Initiative (GMI) is composed of an international group of scientists, clinicians, and public health officials that aim to promote the global prevention of invasive meningococcal disease through education and research. In …

Author: Harrison LH, Pelton SI, Wilder-Smith A, et al.

Published: 2011

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United Nations …

Author: Global Polio Eradication Initiative

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, Regional, and National Causes of Child Mortality in 2008: A Systematic Analysis

This article, published in The Lancet, reports new estimates for 2008 of the major causes of death in children younger than five years. The authors estimated proportional causes of death for 193 countries, and by application of these proportions to …

Author: Black RE, Cousens S, Johnson HL, et al.

Published: 2010

Global Rotavirus Information and Surveillance Bulletin

The World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network (GRSN), which was launched in 2008, includes six regional WHO rotavirus surveillance networks worldwide. Its objectives include documenting the presence of …

Author: World Health Organization

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

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

A description of the disease, treatment interventions, and useful public health strategies. The web page also includes links to relevant WHO position papers and further references.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2009

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

This supplement to the Journal of Pediatrics features 13 original research articles on Hib. Several of the articles present new data on the impact of Hib vaccines in developing countries, including Bangladesh, The Gambia, Mongolia, and Mozambique. …

Author: Hajjeh R, Mulholland K, Santosham M, eds.

Published: 2013

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