This week immunization experts from around the world will gather in Geneva to review new evidence and discuss recommendations for WHO immunization policy. An important item on the agenda for the fall meeting is typhoid vaccines. A recommendation on the use of new typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) could significantly impact the effort to reduce the global burden of typhoid, a disease that impacts nearly 12 million people a year.

Last month, The Lancet published the 2016 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD), the global health community’s annual look into mortality and morbidity for major diseases, injuries and other health risk factors wo

In South Asia, where the burden of enteric fever is thought to be highest, most typhoid studies have focused on urban areas. As a result, researchers have been unsure how well available data could be extrapolated to predominantly rural areas.

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.


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