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Declining childhood vaccination rates ring alarm bells in England

Declining childhood vaccination rates ring alarm bells in England

The figures also showed decreases in coverage of the 5-in-1 vaccine – which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (which can cause meningitis) –

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  • Gates’ non-profit biotech for poverty diseases sets out its stall at BIO Gates’ non-profit biotech for poverty diseases sets out its stall at BIO

    Previously, Heaton served as director of the vaccine development and surveillance team at the Gates Foundation, leading its vaccine development programmes against HIV, TB, malaria, pneumonia, enteric diseases, and polio.

  • Gates Foundation agrees new polio funding deal Gates Foundation agrees new polio funding deal

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has agreed a new funding agreement with The Rotary Foundation to help eradicate polio that will see the partners raise up to $450m for the ... John Germ, president of The Rotary Foundation, said: “In 2016 fewer

  • China approves home-grown polio vaccine China approves home-grown polio vaccine

    national immunisation programme with an oral polio vaccine (OPV) first introduced in the 1960s - imported cases still occur. ... Sabin polioviruses pose less of a threat in the event of an intentional or unintentional release from the production facility,

  • Novartis sets sights on eliminating leprosy Novartis sets sights on eliminating leprosy

    Despite efforts to eliminate leprosy and other diseases such as polio, blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness and lymphatic filariasis, the only pathogen that mankind has been able to eradicate completely is smallpox.

  • Novartis said to want out of Indian vaccines venture Novartis said to want out of Indian vaccines venture

    It sells a range of vaccines including shots against polio, hepatitis B, anthrax and dengue fever, as well as pentavalent vaccines used in childhood immunisation programmes. ... The company secured a 345 million polio vaccine order from the Indian

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  • ASEAN: Domestic vaccines manufacturers ASEAN: Domestic vaccines manufacturers

    Biofarma was the first ASEAN-based vaccines manufacturer to achieve WHO prequalification status, enabling participation in UNICEF tenders for DTP, DTP-HepB, HepB, measles and oral polio vaccines. .

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  • The impossible launch

    th. century, those who discovered insulin, antibiotics, IVF, polio vaccine, the contraceptive pill to name a few, have made incredible positive changes to people’s lives across the planet.

  • Fake News is Bad for your Health

    Epidemics of measles are occurring across Europe. Rates of vaccination for influenza, HPV, tetanus and polio have also declined.

  • Social Media and Health: the Cure or the Disease?

    The emptiness of social media interactions has been criticised by Unicef's fundraising campaign saying "Like us on Facebook, and we will vaccinate zero children against polio.".   .

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