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Best Infection Control Practices for Interdermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this article discusses evidence-based guidelines for making injections safer. Abstracts are available in Spanish, French, and Arabic.

Author: Hutin Y, Hauri A, Chiarello L, et al.

Publication date: 2003

Best Infection Control Practices for Skin-Piercing Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections

This leaflet outlines the best practices for safe injections, with pictograms to aid in training. Topics include preventing needlestick injuries to the provider, using sterile equipment, preventing contamination of equipment and medication, and …

Author: World Health Organization, Safe Injection Global Network, and the International Council of Nurses

Publication date: 2001

Better Immunization Data Initiative

This website provides detailed information about the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative, which aims to empower countries to enhance immunization and overall health service delivery through improved data collection, quality, and use. It …

Author: PATH

Beyond Efficacy: The Full Public Health Impact of Vaccines

This conference report, published in Vaccine, describes an active discussion in the public health community on how to assess and incorporate, in addition to safety and measures of protective efficacy, the full public health value of preventive …

Author: Saadatian-Elahi M, Horstick O, Breiman RF, et al.

Publication date: 2016

Biological Challenges and Technological Opportunities for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Development

This article, published in Immunological Reviews, provides an overview of the barriers that have challenged and delayed the development of vaccines against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and identifies opportunities that could help overcome these …

Author: Graham B

Publication date: 2011

The Biological Function of Antibodies Induced by the RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine Candidate is Determined by Their Fine Specificity

This article, published in Malaria Journal, discusses how recent vaccine studies have shown that the magnitude of an antibody response is often insufficient to explain efficacy, suggesting that characteristics regarding the quality of the …

Author: Chaudhury S, Ockenhouse CF, Regules JA, et al.

Publication date: 2016

BioVentures for Global Health

BioVentures for Global Health (BVGH) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by accelerating the development of novel biotechnology-based drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics to address the unmet medical needs of the developing world. …

Author: BioVentures for Global Health

The Bourgeoning Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Among Children

This article, published in Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets, examines the disease burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the United States, Canada, and Europe, but notes that the global burden of RSV is unknown as few studies are from …

Author: Hall CB

Publication date: 2012

Breaking the Cycle With Vaccines: The Malaria Life Cycle

This graphic displays the malaria parasite's life cycle and highlights where three different types of vaccines could interrupt various stages of the life cycle.

Author: PATH

Broadening the Age Restriction for Initiating Rotavirus Vaccination in Regions With High Rotavirus Mortality: Benefits of Mortality Reduction Versus Risk of Fatal Intussusception

This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that assessed the potential benefits of mortality reduction versus the risk of fatal intussusception when (a) the first dose of rotavirus vaccine was administered by 12 weeks of age compared …

Author: Patel MM, Clark AD, Glass RI, et al.

Publication date: 2009

Broadly Protective Protein-Based Pneumococcal Vaccine Composed of Pneumolysin Toxoid-CbpA Peptide Recombinant Fusion Protein

Pneumococcus, meningococcus and Haemophilus influenzae cause a similar spectrum of infections in the ear, lung, blood, and brain. They share cross-reactive antigens that bind to the laminin receptor of the blood-brain barrier as a molecular basis …

Author: Mann B, Thornton J, Heath R, et al.

Publication date: 2013

Building a Protected Sharps Barrel

This document explains how to correctly build a protected sharps barrel for the disposal of medical waste. It includes drawings to assist in construction.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2006

Building a Protected Sharps Pit

This document explains how to correctly build a protected sharps pit for the disposal of medical waste. It includes drawings for two styles of sharps pits, MSF style and Indonesian style.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2006

Building an Effective Malaria Vaccine Portfolio to Address Global Needs

This article, published in Vaccine, examines the research and development pipeline of malaria vaccines. It reviews the latest information on financing, vaccine commercialization, controlled human malaria infection models, and the regulatory …

Author: Birkett AJ

Publication date: 2015

Building Next Generation Immunization Supply Chains

This supplement to Vaccine contains 31 articles addressing the role of immunization supply chains (iSC) in expanding vaccine coverage, as well as current challenges, successful pilots, and innovative upstream solutions towards next-generation iSC. …

Author: Lee BY, Schreiber B, Rao R, eds.

Publication date: 2017

Burden of Disease Caused by Streptococcus Pneumoniae in Children Younger than 5 Years: Global Estimates

This article, published in The Lancet, releases new global burden of disease data for Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), a leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis in children worldwide. The results also include data at the …

Author: O'Brien KL, Wolfson LJ, Watt JP, et al.

Publication date: 2009

The Burden of Group B Streptococcus Worldwide for Pregnant Women, Stillbirths, and Children

This supplement to Clinical Infectious Diseases contains a collection of 11 articles related to group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease burden and surveillance among pregnant women and children globally. The articles within this supplement discuss …

Author: Seale A, Lawn J, eds.

Publication date: 2017

Burden of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae Type B Disease in Children in the Era of Conjugate Vaccines: Global, Regional, and National Estimates for 2000-15

This article, published in The Lancet Global Health, provides global, regional, and national disease burden estimates for Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) in children from 2000 to 2015. Using World Health …

Author: Wahl B, O'Brien KL, Greenbaum A, et al.

Publication date: 2018

The Burden of Typhoid Fever in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Meta-Regression Approach

This article, published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, provides an updated model-based estimate of the global burden of typhoid in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Model-based estimates were used to offer insights for decision-makers …

Author: Antillón M, Warren JL, Crawford FW, et al.

Publication date: 2017

Burden of Typhoid Fever in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic, Literature-Based Update With Risk-Factor Adjustment

This article, published in The Lancet Global Health, reports the results of a study that aimed to estimate the burden of typhoid in low- and middle-income countries. The authors found that after adjusting for water-related risk, there was an …

Author: Mogasale V, Maskery B, Ochiai RL, et al.

Publication date: 2014

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