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Small-Scale Incinerator Construction: Recommendations from the Rwanda Experience

This brief document highlights recommendations from a partnership in Rwanda to support infrastructure and systems development to ensure the safe handling, treatment, and final disposal of infectious medical waste. It aims to assist stakeholders …

Author: Making Medical Injections Safer project

Published: 2007

Stakeholder Perceptions of Pentavalent Vaccine (DTwP-HepB-Hib) in the Uniject™ Injection System

This report discusses stakeholder attitudes towards pentavalent vaccine (which combines five antigens for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type B) in the Uniject™ injection system. The …

Author: PATH, Peruvian Ministry of Health, World Health Organization

Published: 2014

Study of a Localized Meningococcal Meningitis Epidemic in Burkina Faso: Incidence, Carriage, and Immunity

To better understand localized meningococcal meningitis epidemics, the authors of this article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, evaluated a serogroup A epidemic in Burkina Faso by surveillance, carriage, and seroprevalence …

Author: Mueller JE, Yaro S, Njanpop-Lafourcade BM, et al.

Published: 2011

A Study of Deafness in West Africa

This article, published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, assessed profoundly deaf children from Nigeria in an attempt to identify the causes of deafness in this part of West Africa. The study found that measles, …

Author: Holborow C, Martinson F, Anger N

Published: 1982

A Study of Deafness in West Africa: The Gambian Hearing Health Project

This article, published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, reviews data collected from several studies conducted in The Gambia to discover the incidence and causes of severe to profound hearing loss. The data shows that …

Author: McPherson B, Holborow CA

Published: 1985

Surveillance for Respiratory Syncytial Virus in CDC's Global Disease Detection Network: Epidemiology, Disease Burden and Clinical Characteristics

This supplement to The Journal of Infectious Diseases features articles on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) surveillance data through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Global Disease Detection Network . The 12 articles …

Author: Iwane MK, Garnon EC, Gerber SI, eds.

Published: 2013

Surveillance of Meningococcal Disease in Burkina Faso

This poster, presented at the 2008 International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, displays the results of a study that gathered epidemiologic and laboratory data on meningitis cases in Burkina Faso, determined the causal pathogens of these …

Author: Badolo O, Tiendrebeogo E, Novak RT, et al.

Published: 2008

Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) Program

This web page provides information about the Sabin Vaccine Institutes’ SIF program and the countries it serves. The program encourages key stakeholders—national governments (ministries of health and finance), parliamentarians, the domestic …

Author: Sabin Vaccine Institute

Sustaining Immunization Efforts Under Health Reform: Challenges for Africa

In this paper Dr. Khadija Ali Msambichaka looks at the current state of EPI programs in Africa and the effects that health care reform is having on them. She cautions that health care reforms must be implemented carefully to ensure that immunization …

Author: Msambichaka K

Published: 1999

Temperature Recording System in National Vaccine Stores of Khartoum, Sudan, and Tehran, Iran

Both Iran and Sudan utilize an alarm-based temperature recording system to monitor the performance of their national immunization cold stores. To better the utility and application of such systems in other countries, this report documents the …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2010

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 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

Use of MenAfriVac in a Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC) in Benin

This six-minute video describes the first campaign against meningitis A in Benin using MenAfriVac conjugate vaccine in a controlled temperature chain (CTC), conducted from November 15 to 25, 2012. The use of a CTC meant that the vaccine could be …

Author: Agence de Médecine Preventive, PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Use of MenAfriVac™ (Meningitis A Vaccine) in a Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC) During Campaigns

The need to keep vaccines in a 2°C to 8°C cold chain is a constraining factor for many immunization campaigns due to limited storage capacity and/or ice pack freezing capacity. In 2012, based on a thorough review of scientific data by regulatory …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Vaccination Against Pneumococcus in West Africa: Perspectives and Prospects

This article, published in the International Journal of General Medicine, provides epidemiological insights into pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in West Africa based on the prevailing pneumococcal serotypes in the subregion. The study covered …

Author: Donkor ES, Dayie NT, Badoe EV

Published: 2013

Vaccine Regional Distribution Center Cost Assessment

Project Optimize assessed the cost implications of leveraging a regional distribution center for the international transportation of vaccines in seven African countries. This report outlines the economic issues that need to be addressed for such a …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2011

Vaccine Supply Chain Costing Methodology

Between 2009 and 2012, technical staff from project Optimize worked to develop costing methodology and create an accompanying Microsoft Excel-based costing tool to help estimate the cost of the vaccine supply chain in Senegal and Vietnam. This …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) Availability and Use in the African, Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asian, and Western Pacific Regions

This document reports on a study of vaccine vial monitor (VVM) availability and use in developing countries in four regions. The study included three aspects: the total proportion of vaccines with VVMs in the regions with detailed information by …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Whom and Where Are We Not Vaccinating? Coverage After the Introduction of a New Conjugate Vaccine Against Group A Meningococcus in Niger in 2010

The authors of this article, published in PLoS ONE, evaluated the first two phases of the introduction campaign of a new conjugate vaccine, MenAfriVac™, in Niger. They determined which sub-populations or areas …

Author: Kim SH, Pezzoli L, Yacouba H, et al.

Published: 2012

World Health Organization Podcast, Episode 45: A New Meningitis Vaccine is Being Introduced to Prevent Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa

This podcast discusses the introduction of a new vaccine to prevent epidemics of meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa. The podcast features Dr. Eric Bertherat, from the World Health Organization (WHO) department of Epidemic Pandemic Alert and …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Yaounde Declaration on Elimination of Meningococcal Meningitis Type A Epidemics as a Public Health Problem in Africa

This document outlines a pledge made by the ministers of health of African meningitis belt countries at the 58th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee in Cameroon in 2008 to combat meningococcal disease in the region.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

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