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Region: Africa

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Monitoring Ambient Temperatures Experienced During Delivery of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in Uganda

This report discusses a five-year human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine demonstration project in Uganda that aims to demonstrate how existing health systems can be adapted to successfully provide HPV vaccine to young adolescent girls. HPV vaccine …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2010

A Moving Warehouse Delivers Vaccines and Essential Health Supplies in Senegal

In March 2011, the government of Senegal began using a "moving warehouse" to transport vaccines and vaccine supplies from regional stores directly to district stores and health posts on a monthly basis in the Saint-Louis region. This photo set …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

A Moving Warehouse in Senegal

As part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit, this banner illustrates the concept of integrating vaccines with other health products in streamlined supply chains. It highlights Senegal’s “moving warehouse,” which was …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

National Health-Care Waste Management Plan: Final Report

This national plan for health care waste management developed by Eritrea, with support from the World Bank, provides an example of a comprehensive strategy that may be a useful reference for other countries.

Author: The State of Eritrea's Ministry of Health

Published: 2004

New Meningitis Vaccine in the Pipeline

This article, featured in Science in Africa, outlines the burden of meningoccoal disease in Africa and discusses various projects to develop a new meningococcal vaccine for Africa that can provide long-term protection across all age groups and that …

Author: Bagchi S

Published: 2004

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

Preparation of National Health-Care Waste Management Plans in Sub-Saharan Countries: Guidance Manual

This document provides background information and assessment and planning tools to assist health care waste management advisors with developing and implementing national-level plans. It aims at identifying appropriate practices for health care waste …

Author: World Health Organization; United Nations Environment Programme

Published: 2005

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