Immunization Week: Now Reaching 180 Countries to Help Close the Gap in Global Health

April 27, 2012

Washington, April 27, 2012 -- Health workers are walking, pedaling bicycles, driving cars, rowing boats and riding horses to reach remote areas, urban fringes and displaced communities, where they are giving vaccines against diseases like measles and polio as part of the first World Immunization Week taking place in 180 countries this week.

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Today Ghana is doing something that no other country in Africa has ever done.

Dr. de Quadros and Hotez featured in Vaccine special supplement!

Voting is now open to help the Yonkofa Project support community heath in Ghana through a novel vaccine registry. With the help of the Coalition against Typhoid, the Yonkofa Project submitted a proposal to Grand Challenges Canada Rising Stars in Global Health program.

This week, a year and half after the first few cholera cases ignited a national epidemic in Haiti, a small fraction of Haiti's at risk population got their first dose of the preventative cholera vaccine, Shanchol. 100,000 people in Port-au-Prince and a rural rice-growing community near St.

Last month, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a vaccine film festival to showcase films that inspire action to improve child health through the power of vaccines. 5 videos from the event are posted on the Results blog.

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