News & Perspective

Jul 08, 2019

Jul 08, 2019
Measles vaccination in baby

US measles cases reach 1,109 as studies point to early vaccination

Data from Pakistan and South Africa highlight advantages of vaccination early in life.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Aug 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017
Somalia measles vaccination

Continued measles spread in Somalia crisis prompts WHO call for donor support

The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.

Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017
infant vaccination

WHO: 1 in 10 infants received no vaccinations last year

Babies living in countries affected by conflict made up more than half of the total of unvaccinated group.

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016
IPV vaccination

WHO panel recommends dose-sparing strategy for IPV polio vaccine

High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
Infant vaccination

Americas region first to achieve measles elimination

After a rigorous 6-year review, an expert panel declares the region the first in the world to eliminate the disease.

Feb 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016
Map of meningitis belt in Africa

Africa notes success with meningitis vaccine, some others

Vaccination campaigns have nearly eliminated serogroup A meningitis cases from Africa.

Nov 14, 2013

Nov 14, 2013
Lab technician

Malaria vaccine group unveils new blueprint for developers

WHO-led malaria vaccine development group announces new goals and a wish list for future vaccines.

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