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  1. Meningitis: 7 Million Vaccinated in West Africa

    meningitis epidemic and MSF has launched its largest ever vaccination campaign against the disease.   Country ... / Region:  Nigeria Issues:  Meningitis Vaccination Campaign Source:  05.12.2009 Summary image:  Image:  ...

    MSF-USA Adminis... - Mar 25 2014 - 4:57pm

  2. Vaccinating to Prevent a Measles Epidemic in DRC Camps

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is vaccinating children in displaced ... / Region:  Democratic Republic of the Congo Issues:  Refugee Internally Displaced Person Measles Vaccination ...

    MSF-USA Adminis... - Jun 24 2014 - 1:39pm

  3. Double Standards and Neglect: The Story of Meningitis Vaccines

    are the most common. The first so-called polysaccharide vaccines to respond to the outbreaks were developed ... The effectiveness of these vaccines is relatively high (85%) in adults, but it wears off after two to three years ... in children, who are most vulnerable to meningitis. In the hope of increasing the vaccine's effectiveness ...

    MSF-USA Adminis... - Nov 6 2002 - 7:00am

  4. Meningitis: A New Low-Cost Vaccine Holds Great Promise for 430 million People at Risk

    1998, 2nd edition, WHO/EMC/BAC/98.3 The African meningitis belt. A new and improved low-cost vaccine ... warns that the full roll out of this much-needed vaccine depends on sufficient funds being mobilized. ... “This new vaccine opens up whole new possibilities,” said Dr. Cathy Hewison, medical advisor at MSF. “In ...

    MSF-USA Adminis... - Jun 30 2010 - 7:44am

  5. Mass Measles Vaccinations Are Effective At Early Signs of Outbreak

    rapid, mass vaccinations can reduce the toll inflicted by measles epidemics in Africa. In light ... to intervene with a reactive mass vaccination campaign in measles epidemics Atlanta — In research presented ... affiliate, Epicentre, showed how rapid, mass vaccinations can reduce the toll inflicted by measles epidemics ...

    MSF-USA Adminis... - Nov 15 2006 - 7:00am

  6. Doctors Without Borders Calls for Wider Access to Vaccines for Children in Emergencies

    receiving vaccinations against pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death for children living ... to vaccine-preventable diseases, and the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating in humanitarian ... emergencies. Due to the high cost of the vaccines and logistical and regulatory barriers, however, ...

    Elias Primoff - Jul 21 2014 - 10:25am

  7. A New Meningitis Vaccine Brings Hope

    readies a meningitis shot during a mass vaccination campaign in 2009. In December, Doctors Without ... out meningitis vaccination campaigns using a new, low-cost, longer-lasting vaccine. This vaccine ... meningitis vaccines and has the potential to save thousands of lives each year. Meningococcal meningitis ...

    MSF-USA Adminis... - Feb 4 2014 - 9:12pm

  8. Fractional Dose of Scarce Meningitis Vaccine May Be Effective in Outbreak Control

    New York, New York, December 1, 2008 —A partial dose of a commonly used vaccine against meningitis ... Diseases. Fractional dosing would enable large-scale vaccination campaigns during epidemics, especially ... at a time of global vaccine shortages. In a study by Epicentre (the research arm of Doctors Without ...

    MSF-USA Adminis... - Dec 1 2008 - 2:53am

  9. For First Time in Africa, MSF Responds to Cholera Outbreak in Guinea With Mass Vaccination Campaign

    After a cholera epidemic broke out in Guinea, MSF began a mass vaccination campaign, the first ... time the organization has done so in Africa. Guinea 2012 © MSF MSF staff delivering the cholera vaccine ... Frontières (MSF) began a mass vaccination campaign, the first time the organization has done so in Africa. ...

    MSF-USA Adminis... - Apr 23 2012 - 10:42pm

  10. Pneumococcal Vaccine is Launched in Africa, But Are Donors Getting a Fair Deal from Companies?

    Children in developing countries will finally have access to this vaccine. But two multinational ... A vaccine to protect children against pneumococcal diseases has been launched in Africa, and Kenya ... is the first country to receive it. Here, MSF staff administers the vaccine to a child in Silanga Hospital, ...

    MSF-USA Adminis... - Feb 23 2011 - 7:19am