About: immunisation Archives

  • EU punching below its weight on global health issues

    Special Report | News | Development Policy 03-10-2014

    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.

  • Giving immunisation efforts a booster

    Policy Brief | Development Policy 03-06-2014

    Since 2000, 440 million children have been immunised against preventable diseases – and an estimated 6 million deaths have been avoided. But 22.6 million children are still not vaccinated and 1.5 million children under-5-years-old die annually from preventable diseases. Changing this picture may require action, not least on vaccine prices.

  • EU more than doubles vaccine aid as Gavi launches appeal

    News | Development Policy 20-05-2014

    The EU has pledged an increase to its annual aid budget for vaccines and immunisation programmes from €10 million to €25 million in the 2014-2020 budgetary period, on the day that the Gavi Alliance launches a funding replenishment appeal.

  • Supporting Cambodia’s immunisation programme

     Video | Promoted content | Development Policy 18-04-2014

    As five African countries prepare to celebrate World Immunization Week (24-30 April) with the impending introduction of new vaccines, the GAVI Alliance is finalising plans to build on its successes with a major drive to increase access to vaccines and the impact of immunisation programmes by 2020.

  • Why Invest in Vaccines?

     Video | Promoted content | Development Policy 30-01-2014

    Vaccines do far more than protect health; they also protect people’s incomes and savings, and promote economic growth. Find out how.

  • Measles outbreak calls for quick action to vaccinate children in war-torn Mali

     Video | Promoted content | Development Policy 26-04-2013

    Measles and polio are deadly diseases that have been long forgotten in Europe. In Mali, however, reality is quite different. The recent armed conflict  in the north of the country has not only forced thousands of people to flee their homes, but has also caused outbreaks of infections such as measles or cholera among children.
    In an attempt to alleviate the effects of the war on the most vulnerable, health workers from a coalition of NGOs have recently carried out a 10-day campaign to vaccinate thousands of children.

  • In Mali, a perilous push to vaccinate children

    Special Report | News | Development Policy 23-04-2013

    Braving minefields and sporadic fighting, health workers have carried out a campaign in recent days to vaccinate thousands of children in northern Mali against measles, polio and other deadly diseases.

  • Immunization Week – GAVI Alliance

     Video | Promoted content | Development Policy 12-04-2013

    Immunisation is recognised as one of the most efficient, successful and cost-effective health investments in history. One in five of all children who die before the age of five lose their lives to vaccine preventable diseases. More than 22 million children are still not vaccinated against common but life-threatening diseases.