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Region: Africa

Total results with these characteristics: 207

Nigeria: Breaking Down Barriers to Immunization Coverage

This infographic highlights key interventions that can help Nigeria scale up its immunization coverage and save children's lives.

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Published: 2012

Optimize: Senegal Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Senegal from 2009 to 2012 as part of a partnership between project Optimize and the Senegalese Ministry of Health. The activities aimed to demonstrate …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: South Sudan Report

This report summarizes the results of a small implementation activity that Project Optimize conducted in South Sudan. The goal of the activity was to test the feasibility and usefulness of implementing a mobile and cloud-based vaccine stock …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: Tunisia Report

This report presents the results and findings of three demonstration projects undertaken in Tunisia as part of a partnership between project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Health. Between 2009 and 2012, the partnership aimed to demonstrate …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Outpatient Upper Respiratory Tract Viral Infections in Children With Malaria Symptoms in Western Kenya

This article, which appeared in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, describes a cross-sectional study conducted in Kenya’s Nyanza Province to investigate the burden of viral respiratory disease, including influenza, in …

Author: Waitumbi JN, Kuypers J, Anyona SB, et al.

Published: 2010

Outsourcing the Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics System to the Private Sector: The Western Cape Experience in South Africa

More and more countries are engaging the private sector in vaccine supply chain and logistic functions. As a part of this review, a case study was conducted in the Western Cape of South Africa whereby the Biovac Institute (a third-party, …

Author: World Health Organization, PATH

Published: 2011

Pandemic Influenza in Africa, Lessons Learned From 1968: A Systematic Review of the Literature

This article, published in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, reviews published data on pandemic influenza virus infection in Africa from January 1950 through August 2008, a time period covering the influenza A(H2N2) pandemic of 1957 and the …

Author: Ortiz JR, Lafond KE, Wong, TA, Uyeki TM

Published: 2011

Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis Surveillance--African Region, 2002 to 2008

This article, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, analyzes data for 2002 to 2008 from the Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis (PBM) Surveillance Network, which collects information on laboratory-confirmed bacterial meningitis cases among …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2009

A Phase 3 Trial of RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine in African Infants

This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), reports results from a pivotal, large-scale Phase 3 trial of RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine. When compared to immunization with a control vaccine, infants (aged 6 to 12 weeks at …

Author: The RTS,S Clinical Trials Partnership

Published: 2012

Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Meningococcal Carriage and Disease Isolates in Burkina Faso After Mass Vaccination With a Serogroup A Conjugate Vaccine

The conjugate vaccine against serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis, MenAfriVac, was first introduced in mass vaccination campaigns of the 1- to 29-year-olds in Burkina Faso in 2010. This study, published in BMC Infectious Diseases, genetically …

Author: Kristiansen PA, Ba AK, Sanou I, et al.

Published: 2013

Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health

The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study will characterize the etiologic distribution of pathogens that are causing severe pneumonia among children under five years of age who have been hospitalized for their illness in seven …

Author: Feikin DR, Deloria-Knoll M, Murdoch DR, eds.

Published: 2012

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

Preparing for Malaria Vaccines: African Scientists Speak Out

In this five-minute video, scientist-advocates describe their critical role in closing the gap between the availability of lifesaving interventions and developing countries' access to them. A malaria vaccine could be available in just a few short …

Author: PATH

Published: 2007

Prevention of Secondary Cases of Meningococcal Disease in Household Contacts by Vaccination

This article, published in The British Medical Journal, describes a study of secondary meningococcal disease infection in which researchers used either meningococcal or tetanus toxoid vaccine to immunize household contacts of patients with …

Author: Greenwood BM, Hassan-King M, Whittle HC

Published: 1978

Priorities for Research on Meningococcal Disease and the Impact of Serogroup A Vaccination in the African Meningitis Belt

To review how the research agenda for meningococcal disease in Africa has been changed by the advent of a serogroup A polysaccharide/tetanus toxoid protein conjugate vaccine and to define a new set of research priorities for study of meningococcal …

Author: Greenwood B

Published: 2013

Product Development Partnerships Hit Their Stride: Lessons from Developing a Meningitis Vaccine for Africa

This article, published in Health Affairs, provides an overview of the Meningitis Vaccine Project as an example of how product development partnerships have reinvigorated research on vaccines for neglected diseases. The …

Author: Bishai DM, Champion C, Steele ME, Thompson L

Published: 2011

Projected Health Benefits and Costs of Pneumococcal and Rotavirus Vaccination in Uganda

The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, determined the impact and cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccination programs among children younge than five years of age in Uganda from the public health system perspective. They …

Author: Tate JE, Kisakye A, Mugyenyi P, Kizza D, Odiit A, Braka F

Published: 2011

The Promise of Conjugate Vaccines for Africa

This article, published in Vaccine, emphasizes the importance of capsular polysaccharide vaccines for preventing disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae in Africa, reiterating that these vaccines have been proven safe …

Author: Kieny MP, LaForce FM

Published: 2007

Promotion of Immunization in Uganda: A Booklet for Leaders

This is an excellent example of how data can effectively be used to advocate for support of immunization programs.

Author: Uganda Ministry of Health

Published: 2002

Prospective Cohort Study of Disabling Sequelae and Quality of Life in Children With Bacterial Meningitis in Urban Senegal

This article, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, describes a study to investigate disabling sequelae among a cohort of children diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in urban Dakar, Senegal. Data from the study suggest …

Author: Edmond K, Dieye Y, Griffiths UK, et al.

Published: 2010

Public Finance of Rotavirus Vaccination in India and Ethiopia: An Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that evaluated the potential impact of a publicly funded national rotavirus vaccination program in India and Ethiopia on reducing deaths and household costs due to rotavirus disease. The authors …

Author: Verguet S, Murphy S, Anderson B, Johansson KA, Glass R, Rheingans R

Published: 2013

PubMed Searches: Cervical Cancer and HPV

These pre-formatted PubMed searches will retrieve journal citations and available abstracts on cervical cancer and human papillomavirus, as well as specifically for Africa and Asia. Documents may be ordered through Loansome Doc if you have …

Author: Various

PubMed Searches: ETEC and Shigella

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

Author: Various

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