Why immunise? - The Hindu

A topic that is seldom discussed has suddenly made its way into the news and is making headlines. Are vaccines safe? Are they essential? Why does my child need vaccines? These are some of the questions being posed. For the first time, the ...

Unicef buys $33-m vaccines for PH kids - The Standard

UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines for the use of children in nearly 100 countries in 2016, reaching almost half of the world's children under the age of five. The figures, released during World Immunization Week, make Unicef the largest ...

Vehicles provided by UNICEF to support immunisation outreach in remote Vanuatu - Reliefweb

SUVA, 28 April 2017 - UNICEF is providing four vehicles to the Vanuatu Ministry of Health to support health workers in their efforts to keep infants safe from vaccine-preventable diseases. The vehicles are being presented on the occasion of World ...

World Immunisation Week: UNICEF vaccinates almost half the world's children - Media India Group

As the world observes International Immunisation Week from April 24-30, 2017, with the theme #VaccinesWork, a data released by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reveals that UNICEF is the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world, yet ...

World's mushrooming cities pose big vaccination challenges - UNICEF - Zawya

A UNICEF logo is pictured outside their offices in Geneva, Switzerland, January 30, 2017. Picture taken January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. Reuters/Denis Balibouse. TOPICS. Countries: Somalia. Organizations: Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Make sure your child is fully immunized - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SPRINGFIELD -- Several mumps outbreaks around the state over the past couple years and a measles outbreak in 2015 in northern Illinois that affected mainly children too young to be fully immunized, are stark reminders of the importance of immunizations.

5 important reasons to vaccinate your child - The Middlesboro Daily News

You want to do what is best for your children. There have been many debates back and forth in popular culture: Are vaccines really safe? The answer is YES. Vaccines are an important part of your child's health care. They are safe and necessary to the ...

The US should work to promote vaccines around the world - The Hill (blog)

Not long ago, parents in the U.S. found themselves helpless in the face of infant death from tetanus; blindness from measles; and hospitalization from rotavirus. Today we are blessed with some 15 different vaccines to prevent these diseases and more.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases in the tropics: Why are we still struggling? - BMC Blogs Network (blog)

This week is World Immunization Week, which aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Dr Sadia Shakoor, Editor of Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines, discusses the challenges faced by immunization ...

Success of children's vaccines may fool parents into skipping them - kttn

(UPI) – Vaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents mistakenly believe the diseases are no longer a threat in the United States, a pediatrician warns. “Many children have died from diseases that vaccines now prevent,” said Dr ...

Unicef committed to promoting disease-free life for children in India - The Statesman

The Unicef on Wednesday ensured to work positively with India to end the immunity gaps in every corners of the country and help the children under-five living below poverty line to lead a healthy and carefree life ahead. “The UNICEF is committed to ...

Woman honored for vaccine efforts - Chronicle Telegram

ELYRIA — Cynthia Modie is long-removed from the days of coaxing an anxious child through a series of painful shots or explaining to parents the health benefits of immunizations. But as director of community health for the Lorain County General Health ...

Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success? - Arizona Daily Star

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents mistakenly believe the diseases are no longer a threat in the United States, a pediatrician warns. "Many children have died from diseases ...

World Immunization Week-Anti Vaccine Movement For Public Health - The TeCake

Immunization are broadly observed as one of the best innovations in therapeutic history. By bringing a specialist into the body that looks like a microorganism – from polio to measles or smallpox – antibodies have spared a large number of lives. Every ...

Immunisation week: Vaccines are helping India wipe out several diseases - Hindustan Times

Our health is influenced by the environment we live in, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the lifestyle we lead. Our forefathers dreaded rapidly spreading infections like bubonic plague, smallpox, leprosy and rabies. Researchers studied these ...

All efforts being made to protect children against diseases: minister - Daily Times

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar on Thursday said that the government was making all out efforts for increasing equitable coverage and protecting children against ten life- threatening diseases for which ...

Northwest Colorado Health: Protect children with vaccines - Craig Daily Press

It's World Immunization Week, and we want take this occasion to emphasize the importance of protecting children from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines, considered among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools, help prevent the ...

Benefits of immunisation still not fully capitalised in Pakistan - The News International

The benefits of vaccination are still not fully capitalised in Pakistan. There are more verbal messages highlighting the importance of immunisation, and less practical work in terms of strengthening equitable routine immunisation coverage to protect ...

Immunization facts for every family - Pamplin Media Group

THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Dr. Mary Ellen Ulmer The issue of vaccinations can be a heated topic with passionate viewpoints, but immunizations are one of the most effective and inexpensive forms of medicine available. While every patient and family is ...

UNICEF Procures 450m Doses of Vaccines for Nigerian Children - OMG Nigeria

NIGERIAN children received 450 million out of a total of 2.5 billion doses of vaccines procured by UNICEF in 2016 to children in nearly 100 countries, Vanguard reports. Almost half of the world's children under the age of five were reached by the ...