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Taking Advantage of the True Heat Stability of Vaccines

This fact sheet describes work that Project Optimize is doing to enable immunization programs to take advantage of the true stability of vaccines by labeling them for use at ambient temperatures in a controlled temperature chain for limited periods …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Technologies for Injection Safety

Each year, more than 16 billion injections are administered worldwide and an estimated 40 percent are administered with reused, unsterilized injection equipment. In developing countries, immunization and some therapeutic programs have been proactive …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Temperature Monitoring Devices: An Overview

Maintaining proper temperatures for vaccine products is challenging, especially in places with extremely hot or cold climates, unreliable electricity, and weak transportation infrastructure. This handout displays devices prequalified by the World …

Author: Optimize (PATH, World Health Organization)

Published: 2013

Temperature Monitoring for Vaccine Quality

This fact sheet describes a collaboration between the Albanian Ministry of Health and Project Optimize to install a short message service–based system that monitors and logs temperature conditions in peripheral cold chain equipment. The team aims …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Thiomersal

This information sheet covers issue relating to the use of thiomersal (also known as thimerosal) in vaccines, including why it is used, evidence regarding safety, and the World Health Organization's position on the issue.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2011

Thiomersal - Questions and Answers

This in-depth fact sheet provides common questions and answers related to the use of thiomersal (also known as thimerosal) in vaccines. It includes general information about thiomersal, which vaccines contain it and why, updates on additional …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2011

Tunisia: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions

This document describes how project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health are collaborating to explore new logistics and supply chain solutions that can optimize the vaccine supply chain.

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Understanding How Vaccines Work

Diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. This fact sheet explains how the body fights …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2013

Understanding Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Senegal

This fact sheet describes a Phase 4, post-licensure influenza vaccine effectiveness study that PATH and its partners are conducting in Senegal. The study seeks to better understand the extent of the influenza disease burden in tropical Africa, …

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Understanding Influenza Vaccine Performance Among Children in Senegal

This fact sheet describes a Phase 2 influenza vaccine clinical study that PATH and its partners are conducting in Senegal. The study seeks to better understand the performance of seasonal influenza vaccines in a tropical, low-resource region of the …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury, and Vaccine Safety

This fact sheet explains what thimerosal is and why it is used as a preservative in some multi-dose vials of influenza vaccine, and highlights conclusions from studies examining thimerosal safety in vaccines.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

Understanding Vaccines

This fact sheet on understanding vaccines describes how vaccines work and lists the different types of vaccines.

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Unplugged and Keeping Cool—Testing Off-Grid Vaccine Storage Solutions in Vietnam

Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. Project Optimize collaborated with the Vietnam National Expanded Programme on Immunization to evaluate two …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

US Department of Health and Human Services and PATH: Partnering to Protect and Improve Global Health

PATH and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) work together to improve global health around the world. This fact sheet highlights PATH projects—including work to develop a stable vaccine supply to prevent a public health …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

US Investments in Global Immunization

This fact sheet describes investments made by the United States in immunization resources around the world. It includes the GAVI Alliance, the United Nations Children's Fund, the World Health Organization, the US Agency for International …

Author: PATH, American Red Cross, GAVI Alliance, United Nations Children's Fund, American Academy of Pediatrics, John Snow, Inc., International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Shot@Life, International Medical Corps, Sabin Vaccine Institute, RESULTS, Aeras

Published: 2013

USAID and PATH: Working Together to Improve Global Health

PATH and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) work together to improve global health around the world. This fact sheet highlights the more than 10 PATH projects—including PATH's Malaria Vaccine Initiative—that are …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Vaccine Presentation Choices

This handout gives an overview of vaccine presentation choices, and lists resources and organizations relevant to this topic.

Author: Optimize (PATH, World Health Organization)

Published: 2013

Vaccine Stabilization

This fact sheet describes PATH's work on vaccine stabilization, including the development of a method to protect vaccines containing an aluminum adjuvant from freeze damage, the identification of a technology to improve the heat stability of certain …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Vaccine Vial Monitors

Vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) are small stickers that adhere to vaccine vials and change color as the vaccine is exposed to heat, letting health workers know whether the vaccine can be safely used for immunization. This fact sheet describes PATH's …

Author: PATH

Published: 2014

Vaccine Vial Monitors: FAQs

Vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) are small stickers that adhere to vaccine vials and change color as the vaccine is exposed to heat, letting health workers know whether the vaccine can be safely used for immunization. This fact sheet answers the most …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2011

Vaccines in Fast-Dissolving Tablets: Novel Product Format to Ensure Vaccine Effectiveness, Affordability, and Ease of Use

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work in developing fast-dissolving tablet vaccine formulations that are manufactured using a standard lyophilization process. The small tablets are packaged in unit-dose blisters offering an …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Vaccines in the Uniject™ Injection System

The Uniject™ injection system, a compact prefilled autodisable injection system, simplifies the act of giving an injection, makes the reuse of the syringe impossible, and reduces the burden on logistics systems by making medicament, needle, and …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Vietnam: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions

This document describes how Project Optimize is working with Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Vietnam’s Immunization Registries Go Online

In Vietnam, project Optimize worked with government and software partners to help introduce a digital immunization registry. This brief describes how the registry allowed the health system to better track children due for vaccination and shortened …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

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