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State of the Art of New Vaccines: Research and Development

This document analyzes research and development activities for vaccines against infectious diseases of public health importance. Disease groups covered include diarrheal disease, sexually transmitted diseases, respiratory infections, bacterial …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

State of the World's Children 2008

The State of the World’s Children 2008 provides a wide-ranging assessment of the current state of child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children. It examines lessons learned in child health during the past few …

Author: UNICEF

Published: 2007

State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization, Third Edition

This report focuses on the major developments in vaccines and immunization since 2000. Part 1 examines the impact of immunization on efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals. It looks at the development and use of vaccines and the …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund, World Bank

Published: 2009

Staying the Course? Malaria Research and Development in a Time of Economic Uncertainty

This technical report from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership shines a spotlight on recent trends in investments in malaria research and development (R&D). The report follows up on a 2005 study by the Malaria R&D Alliance to establish a …

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts Recommendations: Rotavirus Vaccines

This issue of the Weekly Epidemiological Record provides recommendations and commentary from a SAGE meeting that recognized the safety of rotavirus vaccines among the populations studied and called for clinical trials to determine the vaccines' …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

Strategic Planning and Situation Assessment for Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practical Experience from PATH

From 2006 to 2011, PATH conducted demonstration projects in four low- and middle-income countries—India, Peru, Uganda, and Vietnam—to provide evidence for decision-making about public-sector introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) …

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Strategies for HPV Vaccination in the Developing World

Developing strategies to effectively reach adolescent girls with HPV vaccines—a population not typically the focus of public health programs—is essential to achieving high coverage rates and reducing the cervical cancer burden. This …

Author: Cervical Cancer Action

Streamlining Immunization Logistics in the Provinces of Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia

This document reports on results from the Streamlining Immunization Logistics project, implemented between April 2005 and March 2006 in eight districts of Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The project successfully demonstrated qualitative …

Author: PATH, Indonesia Ministry of Health

Published: 2006

Strengthening Cold Chain and Logistics Systems

This report details the first UNICEF-hosted meeting of partners involved in immunization to enhance and coordinate the collective support provided to national governments for strengthening cold chain and logistics sytems.

Author: UNICEF

Published: 2007

Summary of Optimize Activities Conducted With Vietnam's National Expanded Programme on Immunization

Between 2010 and 2012, project Optimize collaborated with Vietnam’s National Expanded Program on Immunization to demonstrate innovations in the vaccine supply chain that can help to meet the demands expected as Vietnam’s immunization program …

Author: PATH, Vietnam National Expanded Program on Immunization, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Summary of Vaccine Stability Data

These documents provide stability data as of November 2012 on commonly used, licensed vaccines and stability data as of May 2012 from available data on novel, investigational vaccine formulations. Data are sorted by vaccine in a table format in both …

Author: PATH, Working in Tandem Ltd.

Published: 2012

Sustaining EPI: What Can Communication Do?

This excellent, 17-page document explores ways that communication interventions can strengthen an Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI). It also describes communication challenges common to immunization programs. Written in 1990, it is as …

Author: Rasmuson M

Published: 1990

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

Technologies for Vaccine Delivery in the 21st Century

This 25-page paper looks at new vaccine delivery concepts that could benefit the developing world within the next ten years.

Author: World Health Organization, UNICEF, and PATH

Published: 2000

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

Temperature Sensitivity of Vaccines

This document addresses issues regarding potential exposure of temperature-sensitive vaccines to freezing temperatures and provides updated information on vaccine vial monitors, as well as a discussion of future advances in cold chain technology.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

Treatment Alternatives for Medical Waste Disposal

This document describes technology options for treating infectious medical waste, including incineration, chemical treatment, autoclaving, microwaving, shredding, and compacting. Performance issues, environmental impact, and perspectives from …

Author: PATH

Published: 2005

Use of Vaccines Outside of the Cold Chain: A Literature Review

This review compiles the literature available on the use of vaccines outside of the cold chain. Most of the studies analyzed in this review focus on hepatitis B, except one that examines meningococcal Group C vaccine. Most showed that there are no …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Using Uniject™ to Increase the Safety and Effectiveness of Hepatitis B Immunization

This seven-page paper describes use of an innovative injection device to immunize Indonesian newborns as soon after birth as possible. Results were positive: more infants were protected against hepatitis B earlier in life, health workers and parents …

Author: PATH

Published: 2002

Vaccinating Children Beyond the ‘Cold Chain’: Extending the Heat Stability of Vaccines

This issue brief reviews the topic of temperature sensitivity of vaccines and the effects it has on the distribution of vaccines to children in low-resource countries. It explores the cost of vaccination damage, potential heat-stabilizing vaccine …

Author: Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign

Vaccine Development: Current Status and Future Needs

This report reviews the progress of new vaccine development and identifies more than 40 infectious agents that pose significant health threats and may be combatted by vaccine development.

Author: American Society of Microbiology

Published: 2005

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 Safety and Your Child: Separating Fact From Fiction

This 32-page booklet is excerpted from a book published in 2011, and was developed by the Vaccine Education Center of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to serve as a resource for parents. Topics covered include: general questions about vaccine …

Author: Offit PA, Moser CA

Published: 2013

Vaccine Stock Management: Guidelines on Stock Records for Immunization Program and Vaccines Store Manager

This document was developed to assist countries in improving vaccine stock management practices in accordance with the WHO-UNICEF Effective Vaccine Store Management initiative. It reviews approaches and tools for recording necessary information. …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2007

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

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