Programme management

Programme management

All topics related to immunization programme management, including planning, budgeting, financing, performance monitoring, and human resources.

31/08/2017

Despite very high child mortality rate due to rotavirus diarrhoea, a government-led programme failed to introduce the necessary vaccine to save precious lives of children for four years. This was revealed in an audit of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) by the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP). The AGP’s…

29/03/2017

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday held a conference in Amman, announcing the launch of new strategies to help governments negotiate prices to obtain the life-saving pneumococcal vaccine, an MSF statement said. Pneumonia is the main cause of the increase of deaths among children around the world, killing…

22/03/2017

Brazil, in the grips of an unusually large yellow fever outbreak, has asked for millions of doses of vaccine from an international emergency stockpile. The body that maintains and manages the stockpile, the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision, has approved the release of more than 3.5 million doses of…

15/03/2017

During autumn last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that a vaccine to prevent dengue fever was available for people across the world aged 9 to 16 years old. This should have been exceptionally welcome news in Indonesia, where dengue has affected more than 120,000 people at a cost…

09/03/2017

Top infectious disease experts are warning about a rapidly spreading outbreak of deadly yellow fever in Brazil that could hit parts of the United States. The danger would be most acute if the virus starts spreading by the same mosquito that transmits Zika. The outbreak in Brazil has been underway…

07/03/2017

A new low-cost hepatitis B vaccine has been launched in India in an effort to reduce the number of cases of liver cancer and cirrhosis in the country. India-based Cipla Ltd introduced the new vaccine in partnership with Serum Institute of India Private Ltd (SII). Cipla will market the vaccine…

03/03/2017

A federally appointed ethics panel has rejected an application from a team of scientists to deliberately infect people with the Zika virus, a decision that threatens to further slow the search for an effective vaccine. The panel’s report, published without fanfare last week on the website of the National Institutes…

02/03/2017

Positive results from small clinical studies without control groups often get dismissed as anecdote, and for good reason: Many don’t pan out in more rigorous trials. But when a field suffers as much failure as the search for an AIDS vaccine has over the past 30 years, researchers sometimes celebrate…
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