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WHO, UNICEF Immunization Experts Discuss Recent Report On DTP Vaccine Coverage On NPR

NPR: New Report Shows 64 Of 195 Countries Aren’t Meeting A Basic Vaccination Target “Vaccine progress is stalling. That’s the message from a new report issued by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The report focuses on the [diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP)] vaccine … We spoke with Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele,…

Female Vaccinators Critical Component Of Achieving Polio Eradication

Project Syndicate: Helping the Heroines of Polio Eradication Minda Dentler, 2017 Aspen New Voices fellow and polio survivor “…[V]ictory over polio is not yet assured. And one factor — the role of female vaccinators — will be a critical determinant of success. … Since UNICEF began emphasizing the hiring of…

World Politics Review Speaks With NIAID Director Fauci About Ebola Outbreak Response

World Politics Review: Is the World Ready to Respond to Another Large-Scale Ebola Outbreak? WPR interviews Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH, about the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and efforts to prepare for a future outbreak, including…

Sanofi Remains Committed To Ensuring Vaccines Available To All People

New York Times: Letter to the editor: The Drug Maker Sanofi’s New Dengue Vaccine Kathleen Tregoning, executive vice president for external affairs at Sanofi “…Sanofi spent close to $1.5 billion and 20 years developing a new dengue vaccine for the world’s most at-risk populations. We develop lifesaving vaccines for many…

WHO Likely To Reverse Decision To Send Cholera Vaccines To Yemen Due To Security, Logistical Challenges; Outbreak Could Accelerate Famine As Agencies Shift Resources

Associated Press: U.N.: Yemen unlikely to get cholera vaccine as first planned “U.N. officials said Tuesday that plans to ship as many as one million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen are likely to be shelved over security, access, and logistical challenges, even as the deadly caseload continues to balloon…

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