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Region: Eastern Europe

Total results with these characteristics: 21

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Albania: Demonstrating the Benefits of an Online Immunization Registry

This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with the Albanian Institute of Public Health to transform the way immunization data and vaccine stock are managed. The two-year collaboration aims to evaluate the benefits of a supply …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Albania Pilots an Immunization Information System

The Albanian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with project Optimize, developed a registry-based immunization information system. This fact sheet illustrates how the data the new system produces has been used to improve the management of the …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Assessment of a Remote Alarm System for Vaccine Storage in Albania

This report summarizes a study conducted between March and December 2010 to assess the marginal managerial advantages of using a global system for mobile communications/short message service messaging to transmit vaccine storage temperature data in …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2011

Assessment of Human Immune Responses to H7 Avian Influenza Virus of Pandemic Potential: Results from a Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Double-Blind Phase I Study of Live Attenuated H7N3 Influenza Vaccine

This article, published in PLOS ONE, reports on the results of a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 1 clinical trial of a cold-adapted and temperature-sensitive A/H7N3 live attenuated influenza vaccine candidate. The results of the …

Author: Rudenko L, Kiseleva I, Naykhin AN, et al.

Published: 2014

Assessment of Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance Systems in Georgia

This document provides a comprehensive assessment of the Georgian vaccine preventable disease (VPD) surveillance system and identifies major problems in the Georgian health system that limit the ability of current surveillance efforts …

Author: Georgia's Ministry of Labor, Health, and Social Affairs and National Center for Disease Control

Published: 2002

Before and After: How an Online Immunization Registry has Benefitted Health Workers in Albania

Starting in 2009, the Albanian Institute of Public Health collaborated with project Optimize to implement an online immunization information system (IIS) that can schedule and record all child immunizations in the country, as well as manage vaccine …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Bringing Online Immunization Registries to Low-Resource Countries

Today, most health workers at the service‐delivery level in developing countries use paper‐based systems to track the individuals who have been vaccinated and the vaccines and other resources used during the process. This fact sheet describes …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

A Case for Better Immunization Information Systems

This evidence brief discusses the rationale for improving immunization information systems and describes user experiences with different types of systems. It also provides advice on feasibility in different contexts. It draws on evidence gathered …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

The Cost-Effectiveness of Rotavirus Vaccination in Armenia

This article, published in Vaccine, evaluates the cost-effectiveness of introducing infant rotavirus vaccination in Armenia in 2012 using Rotarix(R)® using a multiple birth cohort model. The model considered the cost and health implications of …

Author: Jit M, Yuzbashyan R, Sahakyan G, Avagyan T, Mosina L

Published: 2011

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in Developing Countries: Epidemiology, Microbiology, Clinical Features, Treatment, and Prevention

This article was published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews. ETEC is an underrecognized but extremely important cause of diarrhea in the developing world where there is inadequate clean water and poor sanitation. It is the most frequent bacterial …

Author: Qadri F, Svennerholm AM, Faruque AS, Sack RB

Published: 2005

Eurosurveillance

Similar to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, these archives contain euro-specific disease surveillance information.

Author: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Evidence of Vaccine Freezing in the Cold Chain: Literature Review

This document provides a literature review of articles about evidence of vaccine freezing in the cold chain. The document is part of a series that describes the serious risk of freezing vaccines and World Health Organization-recommended …

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

Injection Safety, Healthcare Waste Management Pilot Project: Needle Removing and Plastic Recycling

This report summarizes the results of a project in Ukraine that evaluated the use of needle removal and plastic recycling as options for management of sharps waste.

Author: Ukraine Ministry of Health; World Health Organization

Published: 2005

Lessons Learned From an Operations Research Assessment of New Supply Chain Demonstrations in Four Countries: A Framework for Decision-Making: Albania, Senegal, Tunisia, and Vietnam

In 2012, project Optimize completed an assessment to explore the acceptability and feasibility of the innovative vaccine supply chain interventions the project had demonstrated in four collaborating countries. The goal was to learn about future …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: Albania Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Albania as part of a partnership between project Optimize (a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH) and the Albanian Institute of …

Author: Albanian Institute of Public Health, PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Rotavirus Disease in Uzbekistan: Cost-Effectiveness of a New Vaccine

Investigators estimated the costs related to rotavirus disease in Uzbekistan and determined that a vaccine would be cost-effective, while also drastically reducing hospitalizations and deaths. This article was published in the journal Vaccine.

Author: Isakbaeva E, Musabaevc E, Antil L, et al.

Published: 2007

Rotavirus Vaccination in Europe: Drivers and Barriers

This review article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, presents an overview of the status of rotavirus vaccination in Europe. The authors discuss the drivers (including high effectiveness of the vaccines and the effect of universal …

Author: Parez N, Giaquinto C, Du Roure C, et al.

Published: 2014

Safety and Immunogenicity of a Novel Influenza Subunit Vaccine Produced in Mammalian Cell Culture

This article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, describes a novel cell culture-derived influenza vaccine (CCIV) produced in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. The Phase 3, multicenter study in Poland observed that CCIV was well …

Author: Szymczakiewicz-Multanowska A, Groth N, Bugarini R, et al.

Published: 2009

Sample Injection Safety Leaflets for Health Care Providers

Two safe injection leaflets were prepared by the Ministry of Health in Mongolia in collaboration with SIGN. One provides a guide to giving safe injections. The other provides guidelines for preventing needlestick injuries.

Author: Mongolia Ministry of Health

Published: 2001

Survey of Rotavirus Surveillance, Laboratory Capacity and Disease Burden in the Eastern Part of the WHO European Region

This article, published in the journal Eurosurveillance, describes a survey conducted to determine country capacity for rotavirus surveillance and related activities, as well as intention to introduce rotavirus vaccines. The survey also identified …

Author: Williams CJ, Gray J, Pebody RG, Lobanov A

Published: 2008

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

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