Rotavirus infections are the most common cause of diarrhoeal-related death in children under five. These infections can be deadly but, importantly, they are preventable. Rotavirus vaccination has been proven to be effective in reducing deaths across the globe in settings spanning from industrialised nations to low-income countries. The … [Read more...] about Rotavirus vaccination in middle-income nations: cost effective?
It is unclear whether the current coronavirus outbreak appears to be the serious global pandemic which some had feared. However, it has already caused substantial disruption to travel and working practices in China and is beginning to have an impact on businesses in the rest of the world. We have been working hard to ensure our own business … [Read more...] about Business continuity in the era of a global virus pandemic
In 2016 an event took place in global health which failed to make major headlines. Over a two week period over 150 countries simultaneously changed their currently used polio vaccines to one deemed more efficient. The move is a demonstration of the concerted efforts of countries across the globe - and a testament to the efficiency and … [Read more...] about The continued fight against polio
Consistently lowering levels of immunisation coverage amongst Europeans -- spurred on by vaccine scepticism -- is prompting some EU nations to introduce laws legally enforcing the vaccination of children. Public confidence in vaccination is currently lacking, with many parents in Europe opting out of having their children vaccinated. This … [Read more...] about Vaccination laws in EU nations set to cause conflict?
Vaccination against influenza has never been a guaranteed safeguard against the disease; however, recent figures may show the efficacy of some vaccines may be on the decline. Figures from the Centres for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) indicate a 50 to 60 percent rate of protection as an average of the population against most forms of the … [Read more...] about Flu vaccine efficacy, a genetic uphill battle