About: child immunisation

Health 08-10-2019

Healthy vaccines ecosystem: A tough equation to solve

In a fragmented EU market, the vaccines ecosystem is complex and in order for it to be “healthy” all relevant stakeholders should be taken into account, Professor Panos Kanavos, an associate professor at LSE, told EURACTIV.com.
Health 24-09-2019

Measles hit Zagreb as social media join fight against anti-vaccination

Seven people have been diagnosed with measles in Zagreb in the past two weeks, raising concerns that more cases of this highly contagious virus may occur in light of the rising anti-vaccination campaigns.
Health 04-09-2019

Greek government vows to push vaccination after measles shock

Greece's new conservative government plans to take action to increase vaccination rates, following fresh World Health Organisation data that suggests measles has re-appeared in the country.
Health 29-08-2019

Despite warnings, Europe still severely exposed to measles

Although awareness and EU coordination on vaccination has increased, Europe is still experiencing an embarrassingly severe measles’ outbreak.
Health 06-03-2019

Industry calls on EU member states to pick up vaccination momentum

EU member states should take advantage of the positive momentum on vaccination push and make it a “cornerstone” of Europe’s public health, the EU vaccine industry has said.
Health 13-11-2018

No freedom of choice in vaccination, top EU health official insists

There is no freedom of choice when it comes to vaccination because it involves putting other people’s health at risk, a top EU health official has warned, adding that ongoing debate in Italy about inoculations is verging "on the absurd".
Health 09-10-2018

Recommendation on vaccines should not remain a ‘piece of paper’, Commission says

The European Commission’s proposed recommendation on strengthened cooperation of all stakeholders against vaccine-preventable diseases should not remain a “piece of paper” as it needs to bring tangible results for all age groups, Commission officials told EURACTIV.com.
Health 23-08-2018

Sudden spike in number of measles cases in Europe, highest death toll in Serbia

The first six months of 2018 have seen a sudden increase in the number of measles cases in Europe with at least 37 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.
Health 24-05-2018

MEP: Europe must unlock the potential of combination vaccines

Multicomponent or combined vaccines are an indispensable tool to address the current public health challenges and Europe should, therefore, help unlock their potential, said Swedish MEP Christofer Fjellner.
Health 26-04-2018

How Italy’s scientific community joined forces and shaped national vaccination plan

If the scientific community sticks together and makes a coordinated effort, it can be very influential in shaping national vaccination plans, Italian professor Paolo Bonanni told EURACTIV.com, citing Italy as a prime example.
Health 25-04-2018

Commission could play greater role in harmonising vaccines supply, industry says

The European Commission could play a decisive role in further harmonising the regulatory framework of vaccines and therefore avoid delays in the supply of vaccines in case of shortages or emergencies, Vaccines Europe told EURACTIV.com. 
Health 23-04-2018

MEP: Vaccination is a lifelong process, not only for children

Parents have a particular responsibility to protect their children, as they are more vulnerable to infections, but vaccination should be seen as a lifelong approach that applies to adults too, centre-right MEP Renate Sommer told EURACTIV.com.
Health 06-10-2017

Commission backs electronic immunisation record to manage vaccination

The European Commission supports the creation of an electronic immunisation record system that will help EU member states enhance their cross-border cooperation and simultaneously enhance prevention of infectious diseases.
Development Policy 28-01-2015

Merkel’s ‘vaccine summit’ raises $7.5 billion

Over the next five years, international vaccine alliance GAVI hopes to immunise 300 million children against preventable diseases, with the German government pledging €600 million for the project. But NGOs warned that most of the money will end up pocketed by pharma giants. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Aid workers
Development Policy 03-10-2014

EU punching below its weight on global health issues

SPECIAL REPORT: The Ebola crisis and immunisation campaigns in Africa have demonstrated the EU's added value in addressing global health issues. But there is still potential to improve if EU countries were less "suspicious" of each other, health experts say.
GAVI workers administer vaccines to children in Burundi. 2013 [Ken Opprann/Norad/Flickr]
Development Policy 12-09-2014

Germany’s 2015 budget leaves overseas aid ‘by the wayside’

The Bundestag's 2015 budget plan includes a €1.8 million increase in funds for development cooperation. However, civil society organisations are criticising the sum as being marginal, calling for a considerably larger increase. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Experts meet to discuss vaccinations and their significance in pulling developing countries out of a vicious cycle of poverty and disease. [Kristian Fetz]
Development Policy 01-07-2014

Berlin panel: vaccines save lives and economies

An estimated 1.5 million children will die from preventable diseases this year because they do not have access to vaccinations. At a June 25 workshop hosted by EURACTIV Germany, experts discussed current opportunities and challenges for health development in the world's poorest countries. EURACTIV.de reports
Development Policy 15-01-2014

EU hails landmark Indian victory against polio

European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has hailed the milestone passed by India on 13 January when it marked three years since its last reported polio case, the threshold for certifying a country free of the disease. 
Development Policy 23-04-2013

Rising costs pose challenge for poor nations’ vaccinations

SPECIAL REPORT / Rising drug costs and supply uncertainty threaten efforts to achieve universal immunisation after decades of steady progress in vaccinating African infants against crippling and deadly diseases, health workers say.

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