In advance of the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa, the Maternal and Child Survival Program’s Katrin DeCamp and Robert Steinglass provide three key points about how to overcome immunization challenges.
Robert Steinglass, Director of JSI’s Immunization Center, provides essential reading in advance of the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa.
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”
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.
For many problems in global health, we struggle to know the solutions.Pneumonia is not one of them. On World Pneumonia Day 2014, JSI’s Robert Steinglass blogs about the way forward to eliminating preventable death from pneumonia, currently the #1 infectious killer of children under five years old.
Mandates for sustainability are often absent when major global initiatives form and the focus turns to rapid, short-term achievement. This blog focuses on GAVI Alliance’s plans for sustainability.
The ultimate goal of immunization programs to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability from preventable diseases, but the intermediate objective is to deliver effective, safe, timely and affordable immunization services. But what works?
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.