What's New at the Gates Children's Vaccine Program at PATH
Perceptions About Injections and Private Sector Injection Practices
in Central Nepal
This eye-opening report documents injection practices in private
pharmacies, clinics, and, sometimes, teashops! The data provide a
fascinating glimpse into "the culture of injection in Nepal."
Vaccines' Safety, Morality Hit Home for Girl's Parents
Suzanne and Leonard Walther of Murfreesboro had serious concerns
about the safety and morality of vaccines -- some of which were de-
veloped years ago from aborted fetal tissue. So when their third
child, Mary Catherine, was born last year, they decided not to have
her immunized until they could get their questions answered. Then, a
week before her first birthday on July 19, Mary Catherine was
stricken with a form of meningitis that could have been prevented by
Reaching Every Child on Earth
Carol Bellamy explains why "there is no better health bargain than
Dispensing Hope: Bill Gates' Global Health Gamble
This fascinating "special report" focuses on immunization and health-
related initiatives in Africa which are supported by the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation and provides insight into the Foundation's
global health strategies.
Assessing New Vaccines for National Immunization Programs
Called "a framework to assist decision makers," this paper poses
questions program managers should ask themselves when considering new
Gambia Pneumococcal Vaccine Trial
Details of an important vaccine field efficacy study currently under-
way in Africa.
The two most recent issues of the GAVI newsletter (November 2000 and
March 2001) contain updates on immunization grants from the Global
Fund for Children's Vaccines and in-depth articles on a variety of
Hepatitis B Vaccine Introduction - Lessons Learned in Advocacy, Com-
munication, and Training
Lessons learned as a result of over ten years of experience introduc-
ing hepatitis B vaccine worldwide.
Poverty Reduction and Immunizations
Subtitled "Considering Immunizations in the Context of Debt Relief
for Poor Countries," this paper was written to help analysts, stake-
holders, and decision makers give full consideration to including im-
munizations as a major element of poverty reduction strategies devel-
oped in the HIPC II debt relief process.
Technologies for Vaccine Delivery in the 21st Century
New vaccine delivery concepts that could benefit the developing world
within the next ten years.
Evaluating Immunization Information on the Web
Suggestions from the National Network for Immunization Information.
Giving Safe Injections
A training curriculum for health care workers who provide injections,
these modules cover the health impact of unsafe injections, selecting
safe and effective vaccines, reconstituting vaccines safely, reading
Vaccine Vial Monitors (VVMs), preventing needle stick injuries, and
using a variety of auto-disable syringes.
Unsafe Injections, Fatal Infections
An overview of medical and social science knowledge about the extent
of unsafe injections and the complex reasons why many injections are
given in an unsafe manner.
Realizing the Full Potential of Childhood Immunization: How Health
Professionals Can Make a Difference
This article provides practical suggestions for local doctors,
nurses, and health educators.
Helping Young People Become Youth Advocates for Immunization
This paper is full of practical ideas for getting young people inter-
ested and involved.
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