Five Essential Readings Ahead of the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

Five Essential Readings Ahead of the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

By Robert SteinglassDirector of JSI’s Immunization Center

In preparation for the upcoming ministerial conference on immunization, read JSI's five recommended journal articles to review before the event.

Thumbnail photo courtesy of Translieu/David Mugithi

 

Media Advisory: The Meningitis Vaccine Project Closure Conference

Media Advisory: The Meningitis Vaccine Project Closure Conference

Global vaccine experts and officials from all 26 African “meningitis belt” countries will convene in Ethiopia next week in advance of the Ministerial Conference on Immunization to celebrate one of Africa’s biggest public health achievements—the introduction of a vaccine that in five years of use has protected more than 235 million people in 16 countries, nearly eliminating meningitis A disease on the continent. 

Routine Immunization: Anything but Routine

Routine Immunization: Anything but Routine

Created by USAID and MCSP: Routine immunization is one of the most important health interventions we have to offer. Learn more about what potential we unlock when we invest in vaccination. Methods of expanding access to routine immunization and understanding their total impact will be major themes at the conference. Click here for a hi-resolution pdf.

Vaccines alliance signs $5 million advance deal for Merck's Ebola shot

Vaccines alliance signs $5 million advance deal for Merck's Ebola shot

The Gavi global alliance for vaccines and immunization group signed a $5 million advance purchase commitment on Wednesday to buy a vaccine being developed by Merck to protect against future outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus.

 

Saving lives through supply chain: solutions to support the next generation of vaccines

Saving lives through supply chain: solutions to support the next generation of vaccines

by Heidi Lasher, project coordinator for immunization supply chain advocacy at PATH.

Vaccines are sometimes called the backbone of the public health system. They are the first line of defense against infectious diseases, highly cost-effective, and meant to be available at every health facility, everywhere in the world, to protect health and save lives. But the power of vaccines is lost if we don’t have the ways and means to deliver them safely and efficiently to those who need them most.