Solar panels defy militant efforts to sabotage vaccination in FATA — Pakistan Asia News com

PESHAWAR — Health authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have installed solar panels in health centres to provide continuous power and to maintain the vaccine cold chain, ensuring children receive effective immunisations. Technicians install solar panels in Wana, South Waziristan, April 28. [Courtesy of Ashfaq Yusufzai] PESHAWAR — Health authorities in the Federally…

It’s Time for Grown-Ups to Get Their Shots — Global Possibilities org

Adults have their own vaccination needs, but they’ve often been neglected. Now doctors are trying to correct that.   A new push is on to get more adults vaccinated against devastating diseases like pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. Public-health officials and infectious-disease experts are working with physicians, health plans and drugstore chains to better educate…

Stittsville Rotary president at event featuring Prime Minister and Bill Gates — Ottawa Community News com on the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat event regarding newborn, child health,vaccines and nutrition

Rotary’s campaign to eradicate polio in the world mentioned The elimination of polio in the world is one of the initiatives backed by Rotary Clubs around the world. And so when a major announcement was being made in Ottawa regarding funding directed at measures to strengthen immunity to polio, it only made sense that some…

Sindh transmitting measles to other provinces: survey — Dawn com Pakistan

LAHORE: Holding Sindh responsible for transmitting measles to the rest of the country, a survey has found that the province lags well behind Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in vaccine coverage. A child receiving treatment at a hospital. — Reuters/file According to the measles supplementary immunisation activity (SIA) coverage survey, millions of children are vulnerable to…

Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach — Canada to host International Summit from May 28 to 30, 2014 in Toronto –PM Stephen Harper

Toronto, Ontario 28 April 2014 Canada is committed to helping reduce the number of women and children in developing countries that die from simple, preventable causes which can be addressed with proven, affordable and cost-effective solutions that most Canadians take for granted. To this end, it is hosting Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm’s…

300 million more children to be vaccinated worldwide: Germany invests roughly 700 million euros a year for de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion in the health sector

Human right health Silberhorn announces that Germany will host next GAVI pledging conference 300 million more children to be vaccinated worldwide Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment, and Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance (right)Images© BMZ   20.05.2014 | Brussels – Germany is offering…

Did CIA’s Fake Polio Vaccination Program in Pakistan Help Fuel a Global Health Emergency? — Rafia Zakaria and Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta on Democracy now video

Click Image to watch video at source The World Health Organization has designated the spread of polio in Asia, Africa and the Middle East a global public health emergency requiring a coordinated “international response.” Three countries pose the greatest risk of further spreading the paralyzing virus: Pakistan, Cameroon and Syria. In an unusual step, the…

Inside Story Pakistan: Battling measles and mistrust – The disease has claimed hundreds of lives but aid workers must also fight widespread suspicion and death threats – AlJazeera news story and video

The latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show the number of measles cases in Pakistan has increased from 4,000 in 2011 to 14,000 in 2012. Of those, 306 died last year – up from 64 deaths in 2011 “snip” On this episode of Inside Story, we discuss Pakistan’s fight against measles and the…

Vaccine Delivery System Wins President’s Challenge Grand Prize – Harvard Magazine article with Video

Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard News OfficeGrand-prize winners of the Harvard University President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship meet with President Drew Faust. Team Vaxess Technologies includes (from left) Michael Schrader, Kathryn Kosuda, Livio Valenti, and Patrick Ho. Every year, more than 2.4 million people around the globe die of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. Now, a…

Experts oppose changes in WHO guidelines about pneumonia protocol – Dawn com News

HYDERABAD, Oct 22: Experts of paediatrics have opposed changes in WHO guidelines relating to pneumonia protocol by adaptation committee of the federal health ministry They urged the government on Saturday to devise a mechanism in the wake of 18th Amendment so that international donor agencies could be contacted easily for different foreign-funded programmes in the…

TVI vaccinates over 1.2m schoolgoing children – Pakistan Observer News

Karachi —Trust for Vaccines & Immunization (TVI) shared the results of its Typhoid Vaccination Campaign recently conducted in Jamshed Town at a debriefing session held at a local hotel here.(…) “snip” Talking about the results of Typhoid Vaccination Campaign, Dr.Ghulam Mustafa of TVI said, “So far approximately 120,000 vaccines have been administered in almost 1800…