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Executive Health Management

IA2030: Directing Global Immunisation Efforts

2021 27 Apr

WHO, UNICEF and Gavi have announced an ambitious new global vaccination strategy aimed at saving 50 million lives.   You might also like: COVID-19 has added to the strain on Africa’s small healthcare providers who cannot secure bank loans. A new partnership by IFC, Philips and the Co-operative Bank of Kenya aims to help them.... Read more

Health Management

Pregnancy, COVID-19, and Hope for a New Vaccine

2020 30 Nov

Key Points  For the past 10 months, COVID-19 has spread rapidly, debilitating communities, plummeting economies, and killing 1.3 million people worldwide. According to the CDC, pregnant women are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes compared with non-pregnant women. Immunisations are especially important in pregnancy, to ensure... Read more

Executive Health Management

Milestone for COVID-19 Vaccine

2020 18 Nov

Pfizer has completed the Phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trial and is ready to seek authorisation for emergency use in the U.S. The vaccine is reported to be 95% effective. Two other vaccine candidates, those of Moderna and the Russian Gamaleya Research Institute, demonstrated 94.5% and 92% efficacy, respectively, but the trials are still... Read more

Executive Health Management

Vaccines: What’s Most Important?

2020 21 Sep

Vaccine delays have increased in recent years not only because of access problems, but also due to trust issues resulting in people's refusals to get vaccinated.   You might also like: Immunisation During COVID-19: Recommendations and Opinions   New research published in The Lancet (de Figueiredo et al. 2020) has found that, between... Read more

Executive Health Management

WHO 'Taken Aback' By Measles Resurgence in Europe

2015 25 Feb

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been “taken aback” by the outbreak of measles across Europe, as news came on Wednesday about the measles-related death of an 18-month old child in Berlin. From January 2014 to February 2015, the number of measles cases has spiked into the thousands in five European countries. More than 500 cases have been reported... Read more

ICU Management

DNA Vaccine For C. Difficile

2014 05 Aug

A recent research published in Infection and Immunity talks about an experimental vaccine that was able to protect 100% of animal models against Clostridium difficile, a highly infectious and virulent bacterium. This bacterium causes an intestinal disease that kills nearly 30,000 Americans annually. C-difficile associated disease (CDAD) is caused... Read more