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Topic: Introduction and service delivery

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Meeting Report: Third Biregional Meeting on Control of Japanese Encephalitis

This report provides an update on JE surveillance, diagnostics, and immunization programs in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2007

Meningitis Vaccine Project

The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, works to eliminate epidemic meningitis as a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. The MVP website includes information on …

Author: PATH and World Health Organization

Meningococcal Disease From the Public Health Policy Perspective

Given the availability of conjugate vaccines against meningococcal disease there is now the potential to effectively control meningococcal disease globally. The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, discuss how optimal control of …

Author: Black SB, Plotkin SA

Published: 2012

Microbiological and Epidemiological Investigation of the Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup A Epidemic in Niger in 2009: Last Wave Before the Introduction of the Serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine?

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, analyzed cerebrospinal fluid samples during the 2009 meningitis season in Niger, the largest epidemic observed in Niger since those of  to 1996 …

Author: Collard JM, Maman Z, Abani A, et al.

Published: 2011

Mid-level Management Course for EPI Managers

This set of training modules is aimed at mid-level EPI program managers at district and province levels and covers a spectrum of activities, from planning through program implementation and evaluation.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2004

Monitoring Adverse Events Following Immunization With a New Conjugate Vaccine Against Group A Meningococcus in Niger, September 2010

In Niger, the introduction campaign of MenAfriVac™, a new conjugate vaccine against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A, was conducted in the District of Filingue, during September 2010. The authors of this article, published in …

Author: Chaibou MS, Bako H, Salisou L, et al.

Published: 2012

National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) Resource Center

The National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) Resource Center provides information, tools, and briefings to NITAGs and the global immunization community to improve evidence-based decision making on vaccines and immunization at the …

Author: Supporting National Independent Immunization and Vaccine Advisory Committees (SIVAC) Initiative

New Decade of Vaccines

In December 2010, global health leaders committed to making the next 10 years the Decade of Vaccines - to ensure discovery, development, and delivery of lifesaving vaccines globally, especially to the poorest countries. This special series of …

Author: Horton R, ed.

Published: 2011

New Vaccine Post-Introduction Evaluation (PIE) Tool

This post-introduction evaluation (PIE) tool provides a systematic method for evaluating the impact of the introduction of a vaccine on the existing immunization system in a country. The PIE tool is designed for immunization managers in countries …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2010

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

Optimal Intramuscular Needle-Penetration Depth

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has needle-length recommendations for intramuscular vaccinations in the thigh and shoulder on the basis of the age of the child. Underpenetration of the intramuscular layer with short needles …

Author: Lippert WC, Wall E

Published: 2008

Optimize: Guatemala Report

This report presents the results and lessons learned from a collaborative effort between the Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, the Pan American Health Organization, and project Optimize. This demonstration project attempted …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimum Dosing of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine For Infants: A Landscape Analysis of Evidence Supporting Different Schedules

This supplement of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal features nine articles on the considerations for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) dosing schedules. This systematic literature review and corresponding analyses support the dosing …

Author: O’Brien KL, Goldblatt D, Whitney CG, eds.

Published: 2014

Outbreak Communication Guidelines

A 13-page paper describing best communication practices for rapid disease outbreak control.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2005

The Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Challenge

This editorial, published in the journal Vaccine, discusses some of the challenges of meeting influenza vaccine demand in the event of a pandemic, including vaccine technology, manufacturing capacity, demand for seasonal influenza …

Author: Kieny MP, Fukuda K

Published: 2008

Partnering for Successful Introduction of Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine in India

Presented at the 11th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Center for Diarrheoal Disease Research, Bangladesh, this poster describes the role of partnership in planning and implementing a groundbreaking JE vaccination campaign that …

Author: PATH; Government of India

Published: 2007

PATH's Japanese Encephalitis Project: Collaboration and Commitment to Protect Asia's Children

A final report on the focused efforts of PATH and its partners to provide technical support to JE-endemic countries to improve data for decision-making, advance the availability of an improved vaccine, introduce vaccine to immunization systems, and …

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

Perceptions About Injections and Private-Sector Injection Practices in Central Nepal

This eye-opening report documents provider injection practices and attitudes toward medical injections among providers and the general public. In spite of widespread use of disposible syringes and seemingly high awareness of the dangers of …

Author: PATH and the General Welfare Pratisthan

Published: 2000

The Pink Book—Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

This book provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition to chapters on more general vaccine-related topics, it …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Childhood Immunization - WHO Position Paper

This article, published in Weekly Epidemiological Record, is a summary of pneumococcal disease and its burden, as well as the official World Health Organization (WHO) position on use of conjugate vaccines in a global context. In 2012, the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2007

Pneumococcal Vaccines: WHO Position Paper - 2012

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes the World Health Organization's (WHO's) recommendations on pneumococcal vaccines and related issues, including disease surveillance, epidemiology, and studies to evaluate …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Pneumonia and Diarrhoea: Tackling the Deadliest Diseases for the World’s Poorest Children

This report focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhea—the two primary killers of children under the age of five. It includes a review of the current …

Author: United Nations Children's Fund

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

Policy Making for New Vaccines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This supplement published by Health Policy and Planning is devoted to issues related to new vaccine introduction. It includes a number of articles examining the decision-making process that low- and middle-income countries must go through when …

Author: Mounier-Jack S, Burchett H, eds.

Published: 2012

Polio Vaccination

This web page provides information and resources for health professionals and the public about polio, vaccines against the disease, and eradication initiatives.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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