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Clonal Properties of Meningococci From Epidemic Meningitis

This article, published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, reviews the classification of epidemic strains of Neisseria meningitidis and the expression by meningococci of both constant and highly variable …

Author: Achtman M

Published: 1991

Clonal Waves of Neisseria Colonisation and Disease in the African Meningitis Belt: Eight-Year Longitudinal Study in Northern Ghana

This study, published in PLoS Medicine, aimed to determine how levels of colonization with different bacterial meingococcal serogroups change over time, and how the patterns of disease relate to such changes in the Kassena-Nankana District of …

Author: Leimkugel J, Hodgson A, Forgor AA, et al.

Published: 2007

Clones of Neisseria meningitidis Strains in Mali

This article, published in Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, provides an overview of a cross-sectional, descriptive study to identify strains of Neisseria meningitidis isolated from 2005 to 2007 in Mali. Neisseria meningitidis appeared in 144 …

Author: Guindo I, Coulibaly A, Dao S, et al.

Published: 2010

Coalition Building: A Cornerstone of National Advocacy, Policymaking and Effective Cervical Cancer Prevention Programs

This issue brief is written for civil society leaders seeking to expand access to cervical cancer prevention and control resources in their communities. These resources include HPV vaccines for young adolescents and established and new screening and …

Author: Cervical Cancer Action

A Cohort Study to Assess the New WHO Japanese Encephalitis Surveillance Standards

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, researchers evaluated the clinical case definition of acute encephalitis syndrome, which the standards use for identification of JE patients, to determine its sensitivity and specificity.

Author: Solomon T, Thao TT, Lewthwaite P, et al.

Published: 2008

Cold Chain and Logistics Management: An Essential Part of Safe and Effective Vaccination Programs

This fact sheet provides information on cold chain and logistics for vaccine delivery, including challenges for managing the cold chain, examples of effective cold chain management, and the costs associated with the cold chain.

Author: IMMUNIZATIONbasics

Published: 2008

Cold Chain Equipment Inventories

This fact sheet describes PATH’s work to develop and deploy a software tool called Cold Chain Equipment Manager to help vaccination programs manage equipment requirements, forecast equipment needs, and generate procurement lists. It includes a …

Author: PATH

Published: 2014

Cold Chain Equipment Manager

This tool is a Microsoft Access-based software tool that helps cold chain managers and public health officers make strategic decisions about managing their cold chain equipment. It is accompanied by a user manual, a set of data collection …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Cold Chain Technologies

This fact sheet describes PATH's work on cold chain technologies. PATH is working with manufacturers and country collaborators to advance passive cold chain equipment and refrigerators that keep vaccines cold without freezing, as well as solar …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Cold Chain Temperature Monitoring in Vietnam: Monitoring Ambient and Cold Chain Temperatures During Delivery of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

This report summarizes findings from a temperature-monitoring study that gathered ambient temperature data during human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine delivery in Vietnam. These data are compared to the known heat stability profile of the HPV vaccine …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Collaborating With Countries to Improve Supply Chains

Optimize—a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH—aims to employ technological and scientific advances by defining ideal specifications for health products and creating a flexible and robust vaccine supply chain that can …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Colonisation Endpoints in Streptococcus pneumoniae Vaccine Trials

This article, published in Vaccine, reviews recent developments in the area of using colonization as an endpoint for evaluating vaccine efficacy against Streptococcus pneumoniae. The authors also provide practical guidelines for estimation methods …

Author: Auranen K, Rinta-Kokko H, Goldblatt D, et al.

Published: 2013

Combating Antivaccination Rumors: Lessons Learned From Case Studies in East Africa

This 68-page manual examines the origin and impact of rumors on immunization programmes in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania and provides practical advice about dealing with rumors.

Author: UNICEF

Published: 2001

A Combination Vaccine Consisting of Three Live Attenuated Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Strains Expressing a Range of Colonization Factors and LTB is Well Tolerated and Immunogenic in a Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind Phase 1 Trial in Healthy Adults

This article, published in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, describes the results of a Phase 1 trial of a trivalent, live attenuated enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli vaccine candidate, ACE527. The study indicated that ACE527 had a strong safety …

Author: Harro C, Sack D, Bourgeois AL, et al.

Published: 2011

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed - Progress Report 2012

"A Promised Renewed" is a wide-ranging and ambitious initiative that seeks to unite a number of partners around the goal of ending preventable child deaths. This first annual progress report on child survival aims to stimulate public dialogue and …

Author: United Nations Children’s Fund

Published: 2012

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed—Progress Report 2013

The annual number of deaths of children under five years of age fell from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012. But much faster progress is needed to reduce preventable diseases that cause child mortality. This report follows the 2012 …

Author: United Nations Children’s Fund

Published: 2013

Common Requirements for Logistics Management Information Systems

This document focuses on a method for producing descriptions, models, and figures that accurately represent the views and needs of global health professionals. The document can be used by global health practitioners to inform software development …

Author: PATH

Published: 2010

Common Virus and Senseless Killer: Briefing Paper on Rotavirus

This briefing paper underscores the burden of rotavirus disease and highlights the promise of vaccines to combat the virus as the global health community prepares for worldwide introduction.

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

Communication for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization: Checklists and Easy Reference Guides

These checklists and guides cover communication and mobilization aspects of routine immunization and disease surveillance, in addition to supplemental immunization for polio eradication.

Author: World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the US Agency for International Development

Published: 2002

Communication for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization: Checklists and Easy Reference Guides

This document provides a collection of checklists that serve as a quick-reference communications and social mobilization guide on aspects of routine immunization and disease surveillance, in addition to supplementary immunization for polio …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund, US Agency for International Development

Published: 2002

Communication Handbook for Polio Eradication and Routine EPI

This comprehensive reference tool is intended to help program officers learn about, design, and implement effective research-driven communication programs.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2001

The Communication Initiative Network

This site contains links to select programs, data, and materials, from various development organizations focused on immunization initiatives, including avian influenza and polio.

Author: The Communication Initiative Network

Community Diarrhea Incidence Before and After Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction in Nicaragua

This article, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, reports on a study that compared the incidence of diarrhea before and after the introduction of the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine in Leon, Nicaragua. The results …

Author: Becker-Dreps S, Meléndez M, Liu L, et al.

Published: 2013

Community Perceptions of Malaria and Vaccines in the South Coast and Busia Regions of Kenya

Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children younger than 5 years in Kenya. Within the context of planning for a vaccine to be used alongside existing malaria control methods, this study, published in Malaria …

Author: Ba-Nguz A, Bingham A, Collymore Y, et al.

Published: 2011

Community Perceptions of Malaria and Vaccines in Two Districts of Mozambique

Malaria is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Mozambique, with nearly three-quarters of the country’s malaria-related deaths occurring in children younger than five years. A malaria vaccine is not yet available, but planning is …

Author: Bingham A, Gaspar F, Lancaster K, Conjera J, Collymore Y, Ba-Nguz A

Published: 2012