In September, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released the inaugural “Goalkeepers” report – an annual update aimed at accelerating progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report tracks 18 data points selected from the 244 indicators in the SDGs that are “fundamental to people’s health and wellbeing.”

Families across the United States are sending their young children back to school. School preparations are not limited to buying school supplies. Parents should make sure their children are up-to-date with vaccinations.

Case Studies on Immunization Legislation

Three case studies, prepared for the Sabin European Workshop on Immunization Legislation, examine how different European countries strengthened their legal frameworks for immunization. The case studies focus on vaccine procurement, financial provisions, and provisions to increase vaccine uptake, using examples from Finland, Latvia, and the United Kingdom; countries with high coverage levels, well-financed programs, and relevant legal frameworks.

Европейский региональный семинар по законодательству об иммунопрофилактике - Отчет о встрече

Институт вакцин им. Сабина в сотрудничестве с международными партнёрами и правительством Грузии организовал Семинар по законодательству об иммунопрофилактике, в котором приняли участие три европейские страны-участницы Программы устойчивого финансирования иммунизации Сабина-Армения, Грузия и Молдова. Семинар состоялся в Тбилиси 1-2 марта 2017 года.

This is Gul Rahim’s story of typhoid, as told to Attaullah Baig of Aga Khan University Hospital on January 7, 2017, and translated into English. The interview was conducted in Urdu and has been edited for clarity and length.

More than 250 researchers from 38 countries gathered in Kampala, Uganda, in early April for the 10th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses.

When the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) begins today in Geneva, Switzerland, it will be one of historic measure. Not only because the WHA be electing a new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), but also because of its sheer scope.

For years, little was known of the typhoid burden in Africa, even though outbreaks of multi-drug resistant typhoid is becoming increasingly common. This lack of information spurred the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program (TSAP) through the International Vaccine Institute, a first-of-its-kind study established to shed light on true extent of the typhoid burden and multi-drug resistance distribution on the continent. The results from the TSAP, recently published in the Lancet Global Health, represent the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of typhoid in Africa and could change our understanding of the disease burden across the continent.

Vaccines are healthcare’s first line of defense. From polio to pertussis, rubella to rotavirus, vaccination has saved more lives than any other medical advance in recent history.

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