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.
Tyler Sharp, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at CDC’s Dengue Breach, shared his experience as a member of the response team in an interesting two-part blog series entitled, “Real-life Contagion: Governments unite to fight dengue outbreak in Marshall Islands.” (The series was published in December 2011 shortly after the Hollywood thriller Contagion was released. The movie documented the spread of a virus and the attempts of public health officials to contain the disease. )