News from IVAC

April 2021

Watch World Immunization Week 2021 Webinar

Immunization Agenda 2030: Equitable Health Access for All During World Immunization Week 2021, the International Vaccine Access Center, Shot@Life, and MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership co-hosted a panel event to highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated global health inequities, and how the new Immunization Agenda 2030 Framework for Action charts a path […]

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March 2021

Improving the Health of Women and Children in India

A Director’s Message On New Year’s Day in 2021, approximately 68,000 babies were born across India. Their mothers would have traversed the arduous journey of pregnancy to reach the miraculous day of their birth. How many of these babies will be alive and thriving by the end of the year 2021? About five decades ago, […]

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January 2021

Webinar Recording: Social Media Interventions and Vaccine Hesitancy

The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) hosted a webinar on February 9, 2021, “Social Media Interventions and Vaccine Hesitancy.” Description: This webinar presentation shared how misinformation spreads over social media platforms and creates vaccine hesitancy. The public’s trust in vaccine safety and effectiveness are key to maintaining immunization coverage and protecting at-risk populations from preventable […]

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November 2020

IVAC REPORT TRACKS GLOBAL GAINS MADE TO REDUCE BURDEN OF CHILD PNEUMONIA AND DIARRHEA DEATHS

Released ahead of World Pneumonia Day, November 12, the latest annual Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report from the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) shows some bright spots in preventing child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths, but service disruptions due to COVID-19 may threaten decades of progress in reducing global child mortality. Pneumonia and diarrhea kill more […]

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October 2020

Watch World Pneumonia Day Panel Discussion (Nov 2020)

Pneumonia claims the lives of more young children than any other disease – over 800,000 children under 5 each year worldwide are lost to this largely preventable infectious disease. The COVID-19 pandemic now threatens global progress on preventing and treating childhood pneumonia, potentially reversing decades of health gains for the world’s most vulnerable children. A […]

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October 2020

IVAC Support for SAGE October 2020 Meeting

WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunizations met October 5-7, 2020 to discuss topics including the use of pneumococcal vaccines in older adults, expanded recommendations on rotavirus vaccines, the impact of the pandemic on immunization, and the Immunization Agenda 2030. IVAC regularly participates in semiannual SAGE meetings, providing research summaries and other assistance to […]

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