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US Investments in Global Immunization

This fact sheet describes investments made by the United States in immunization resources around the world. It includes the GAVI Alliance, the United Nations Children's Fund, the World Health Organization, the US Agency for International …

Author: PATH, American Red Cross, GAVI Alliance, United Nations Children's Fund, American Academy of Pediatrics, John Snow, Inc., International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Shot@Life, International Medical Corps, Sabin Vaccine Institute, RESULTS, Aeras

Publication date: 2013

Using a Needle Remover

Safely managing infectious sharps waste is one of the critical challenges facing health systems in low-resource settings and is an important component of an injection safety strategy. This training material provides instructions for safe use of a …

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Using a Protected Sharps Barrel

Protected sharps barrels reduce the risks of sharps injury due to improper disposal. This one-page illustrative guide provides steps for correctly using a protected sharps barrel.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Using a Protected Sharps Pit

Protected sharps pits reduce the risks of sharps injury due to improper disposal. This one-page illustrative guide provides steps for correctly using a protected sharps pit.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Using Solar-Powered Refrigeration for Vaccine Storage Where Other Sources of Reliable Electricity are Inadequate or Costly

Large areas of many developing countries have no grid electricity, which is a serious challenge that threatens the continuity of the vaccine cold chain. This article, published in Vaccine, highlights some lessons learned with solar-powered …

Author: McCarney S, Robertson J, Arnaud J, Lorenson K, Lloyd J

Publication date: 2013

Vaccinate Your Family

This awareness campaign is a program of Every Child by Two, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunization and to foster a systematic way to immunize all of America's children by age two. In 2015, they …

Author: Every Child by Two

Vaccinating Children Beyond the ‘Cold Chain’: Extending the Heat Stability of Vaccines

This issue brief reviews the topic of temperature sensitivity of vaccines and the effects it has on the distribution of vaccines to children in low-resource countries. It explores the cost of vaccination damage, potential heat-stabilizing vaccine …

Author: Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign


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Author: Elsevier

Vaccine Advance-Purchase Agreements for Low-Income Countries: Practical Issues

This article, published in Health Affairs, considers the practical economic and legal arrangements for advance-purchase commitments to increase incentives for the development and production of vaccines for diseases concentrated in low-income …

Author: Berndt ER, Hurvitz JA

Publication date: 2005

Vaccine Carrier Water-Pack Freezing: Results From Studies on Visual Inspection Methods to Assess Freeze Status and on Water-Pack Temperature and Expansion During Freezing

This report summarizes experiments to develop a visual inspection method for determining whether water-packs are frozen, partially frozen, or unfrozen when removed from a freezer for use in vaccine carriers. It also examines water-pack temperature …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Vaccine Carriers: Are They Meeting Stakeholders’ Needs?

This report presents the findings of a literature review and survey that aimed to improve understanding of current uses of vaccine carriers and the needs of global health stakeholders.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

A Vaccine Cold Chain Freezing Study in PNG Highlights Technology Needs for Hot Climate Countries

Emphasis has long been placed on keeping vaccines cold, with less attention devoted to prevention of vaccine damage from freezing. Published reports and field evidence now demonstrate that freezing of vaccines in the cold chain is commonplace, …

Author: Wirkas T, Toikilik S, Miller N, Morgan C, Clements CJ

Publication date: 2006

The Vaccine Confidence Project

This project was formed to build a multi-disciplinary network of biomedical scientists, decision scientists, psychologists, and social scientists to examine the influences and decision-making processes as individuals around the world, including …

Author: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Vaccine Discovery and Translation of New Vaccine Technology

An unprecedented increase in new vaccine development has occurred over the past three decades. This article, published in The Lancet, discusses new methods of discovery, such as reverse vaccinology, structural biology, and systems biology, which …

Author: Rappuoli R, Black S, Lambert PH

Publication date: 2011

Vaccine Education Center

Extensive information for parents and health care professionals on vaccines, including videos and information sheets.

Author: Children's Hospital Philadelphia

Vaccine Facts and Policy

This website provides a comprehensive database of immunization data from every major jurisdiction in the United States. It includes information within five major topic areas related to immunization law and policy including: demographics and rates, …

Author: George Washington University, Association of Immunization Managers, Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccine Innovation Lexicon

This document aims to establish a common vaccine innovation vocabulary to help ensure clarity in communications about innovations applied to vaccine products to increase their programmatic suitability, reduce overall costs, bolster supply security …

Author: PATH, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Publication date: 2016

Vaccine Introduction Guidelines: Adding a Vaccine to a National Immunization Programme: Decision and Implementation

This guide aims to help country-level decision-makers decide whether to add a new vaccine to the national immunization program, and national immunization program managers to implement the operational steps to add the vaccine. It can …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2005

Vaccine Knowledge Project

The Vaccine Knowledge Project is managed by the Oxford Vaccine Group, an academic research group in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oxford. This website provides independent, evidence-based information about vaccines and …

Author: Oxford Vaccine Group

Vaccine Management and Logistics

This section of the World Health Organization website focuses on vaccine management issues including the cold chain, transport, stock management, and reconstitution of vaccines.

Author: World Health Organization

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