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April 2019

Life-course immunization: Building the consensus for adult vaccination

By Lois Privor-Dumm Vaccines are an essential part of the care of babies and children, offering protection from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pneumonia, and polio, diseases that once harmed or killed thousands of U.S. children every year and that still kill thousands around the world. Sometimes forgotten is that adults can also benefit from vaccines. […]

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February 2019

Dr. Naor Bar-Zeev appointed as the new deputy director of IVAC

The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) is pleased to announce that Naor Bar-Zeev, MBBS(Hons), MPH, MBiostat, PhD, has been appointed as the new deputy director of IVAC. Naor joined the IVAC team in 2017 as an Associate Professor in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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December 2018

Beating the world’s deadliest disease against all odds

When it comes to stopping childhood pneumonia, the odds are stacked against the poor and vulnerable; but vaccines can give them a fighting chance. In 2009, approximately 3,400 children died of pneumonia every day. Now, with investments in pneumonia prevention and treatment – including the introduction and scale up of two vaccines to prevent the most common causes of pneumonia death, Haemophilus influenzae type b and pneumococcus – that number has fallen to 1,000.

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October 2018

Commentary: Pneumonia, Diarrhea, and Measles force Bangladeshi households to make difficult financial decisions when illnesses arise

Few diseases have as much power to cause wide-ranging impact among the population as pneumonia, diarrhea, and measles. These three illnesses can cause long-term disability and can require a significant amount of care. In addition to the pain and the risk of death or disability, people experiencing these illnesses face economic consequences now rising like out-of-pocket expenditures.

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