On the Front Lines of Immunization: A Nurse Midwife and a Low-Cost, Paper Tool Helped Achieve 93% Vaccine Coverage in Rural India

An effective tool in the hands of the right person can make all the difference in the world.  Such is the case in Chandradeepa*, a remote village in northern India, where a simple tool helps motivate parents to ensure their children are immunized against common diseases that can cripple and kill. As an auxiliary nurse … Continue reading “On the Front Lines of Immunization: A Nurse Midwife and a Low-Cost, Paper Tool Helped Achieve 93% Vaccine Coverage in Rural India”

Moving Beyond Access to Development — Immunization Reframed

In health development, access to vaccines and medicines is crucial. But is enough being done to ensure that these essential commodities are reaching all the people that need them on time, in a safe, effective way, through a system that is will-monitored and sustainable? JSI’s Robert Steinglass raises highlights the critical gaps that exist between access and development.

We must correct imbalanced global investments within the world of immunization

In recent years, the world of immunization has been dominated by a focus on life-saving vaccines and the prevention of individual diseases. The global community has launched what is being called the “Decade of Vaccines.” Not a week goes by without a major medical journal publishing articles with exciting news on the development, efficacy, value, supply, and financing of new vaccines.