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The groundbreaking history of the world’s first malaria vaccine

The world's first malaria vaccine is three decades in the making, but how did the vaccine come about and are there lessons that could be applied to other vaccines in the future?

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3 December 2021

Omg, Omicron! Why it’s too soon to panic about COVID vaccines and the new variant

We won't know whether Omicron evades COVID vaccines for another few weeks. Here's why.

3 December 2021

The groundbreaking history of the world’s first malaria vaccine

Malaria occupies a unique place in human history. Our neolithic ancestors were afflicted by it; the fall of Rome has even been partially attributed to it. During the 20th Century alone, malaria is estimated to accounted for up to five percent of…

3 December 2021

"The vaccine has done wonders”: Kenya’s experience with the world’s first malaria vaccine

The Gavi Board has approved the roll-out of RTS,S/AS01, the world’s first vaccine against malaria, a sickness which kills 260,000 children under five in sub-Saharan Africa every year. To get a sense of what this historic development might mean on…

The COVID-19 vaccine race

Pre-clinical
194vaccines
are being explored in lab experiments and animals
PHASE 1
38 vaccines
are undergoing safety tests in healthy young individuals
Phase 2
44vaccines
are being tested in broader groups of people
Phase 3
39vaccines
are in large international trials to test their impact on COVID-19
IN USE
23vaccines
are currently being offered to the general population
Phase 4
10vaccines
are being monitored in the wider population after being approved

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3 December 2021

"The vaccine has done wonders”: Kenya’s experience with the world’s first malaria vaccine

The Gavi Board has approved the roll-out of RTS,S/AS01, the world’s first vaccine against malaria, a sickness which kills 260,000 children under five in sub-Saharan Africa every year. To get a sense of what this historic development might mean on…

1 December 2021

Growing viral: health, hope, and happiness in the time of COVID and HIV

Living with one lethal virus, the children of Snehagram in southern India bolster each other in surviving the coronavirus pandemic.

19 November 2021

Slipping through the cracks: Urban under-immunisation on Bengaluru’s margins

In 2020, 16 million children in lower-income countries did not receive the third dose of their basic childhood vaccines. 12.4 million of them didn’t even receive their first dose. Despite a perception that missed children typically belong to hard…

14 October 2021

”We understand how important their work is to our health”: Ordinary Nigerians unite with health workers against COVID-19

In the face of mounting logistical hitches, ordinary Nigerians are rallying behind health workers to ensure the success of COVID-19 vaccine rollout across the country.

6 September 2021

Anand Kumar: From polio to para-sports world champ

More often than not, the road to a meaningful triumph is a bumpy one.

 

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3 December 2021

Omg, Omicron! Why it’s too soon to panic about COVID vaccines and the new variant

We won't know whether Omicron evades COVID vaccines for another few weeks. Here's why.

2 December 2021

When will life return to normal after the pandemic?

Surveying by the Office for National Statistics shows Brits are increasingly pessimistic about things returning to how they were before.

2 December 2021

A Ghanaian doctor’s perspective on COVID-19 vaccine inequity

Pre-COVID-19, Ghana’s health system was overburdened. The virus has made everything harder, and vaccine inequity has made it harder still.

1 December 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine race

Scientists around the world are working faster than ever to develop and produce vaccines that can stop the spread of COVID-19, with 21 vaccines now being rolled out in countries worldwide. Here is an at-a-glance overview of those vaccines and…

1 December 2021

Growing viral: health, hope, and happiness in the time of COVID and HIV

Living with one lethal virus, the children of Snehagram in southern India bolster each other in surviving the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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1 December 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine race

Scientists around the world are working faster than ever to develop and produce vaccines that can stop the spread of COVID-19, with 21 vaccines now being rolled out in countries worldwide. Here is an at-a-glance overview of those vaccines and…

30 November 2021

How next-generation COVID-19 vaccines could help to end the pandemic

A year ago, we had no COVID-19 vaccines, now we have many. Could the next generation of vaccines be better still?

26 November 2021

The Future of Global Pandemic Security: Navigating shifting landscapes – a Gavi White Paper

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how ill-prepared health systems and societies are in the face of pandemic shocks and their protracted impact. Now, as global attention begins to shift towards improving the way we prevent and respond to…

24 November 2021

COVAX slot swapping: Explained

Switzerland has just become the first country to trade places with COVAX in manufacturers’ supply queues, making one million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine available to the Facility. But what is slot swapping and why is it necessary?

22 November 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: Nepal leaves no people with disability behind

"Leave no one behind" has been one of the core pledges of the SDG 2030 agenda. In light of the COVID-19 situation, it is vital to consider the plight faced by people with disability. Nepal has lessons for us all.

 

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3 December 2021

"The vaccine has done wonders”: Kenya’s experience with the world’s first malaria vaccine

The Gavi Board has approved the roll-out of RTS,S/AS01, the world’s first vaccine against malaria, a sickness which kills 260,000 children under five in sub-Saharan Africa every year. To get a sense of what this historic development might mean on…

2 December 2021

A Ghanaian doctor’s perspective on COVID-19 vaccine inequity

Pre-COVID-19, Ghana’s health system was overburdened. The virus has made everything harder, and vaccine inequity has made it harder still.

29 November 2021

Journalists fighting the pandemic: Cameroon's COVID-19 unsung heroes

The media men and women in the country are doing their all to reverse this phenomenon.

22 November 2021

South Sudan launches mandatory testing and vaccination

There are differing views on whether mandatory testing and vaccinations will improve COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

22 November 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: Nepal leaves no people with disability behind

"Leave no one behind" has been one of the core pledges of the SDG 2030 agenda. In light of the COVID-19 situation, it is vital to consider the plight faced by people with disability. Nepal has lessons for us all.

 

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22 November 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: Nepal leaves no people with disability behind

"Leave no one behind" has been one of the core pledges of the SDG 2030 agenda. In light of the COVID-19 situation, it is vital to consider the plight faced by people with disability. Nepal has lessons for us all.

27 September 2021

There is no vaccine equity without gender equality

On Thursday 23 September, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, global health leaders gathered to discuss gender equality in healthcare worldwide. Here’s what happened.

17 September 2021

Gavi at UNGA: Action for equity

The 76th UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) will take place from 14-30 September 2021. Could we see a breakthrough in the fight for universal vaccine access?

8 March 2021

International Women's Day 2021

For this year's International Women's Day VaccinesWork has interviewed a number of women leaders and front line workers who represent this year's IWD theme: #ChooseToChallenge

8 March 2021

International Women’s Day 2021: “Women come to me and I guide them”

This International Women’s Day Vaccines Work is hosting a series of interviews with inspirational women from across the world. Here Nighat Rani, a vaccinator in Pakistan, shows how her work rests on a bedrock of female empathy and understanding…

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