6 May 2017
More than 11 000 people in Guinea participated in a WHO-led trial to develop the world’s first vaccine against Ebola virus disease. The ground-breaking trial, which ended in January 2016, resulted in a vaccine that is highly protective against the deadly virus.
Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, visited some of the communities who participated in the vaccine trial in the city of Conakry.
26 April 2017
In search for a solution to track vaccines in real-time, the Zambian Ministry of Health and WHO piloted a logistics management information system in 34 facilities in 2016. Through the web and mobile phones, the system allows supply chain managers in the country’s national, district, and provincial vaccine warehouses and stores to monitor vaccine stocks, usage, and expirations by the minute.
26 April 2017
25 April 2017
Thanks to a highly effective National Immunization Programme, most Brazilian parents can feel confident that their children will get the lifesaving vaccines they need – when they need them. Routine vaccination coverage in Brazil averages above 95% for most vaccines on the child immunization schedule every year – exceeding WHO’s recommendations. Yet some people remain hard to reach.
86%of infants worldwide vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP vaccine in 2015Immunization coverage fact sheet
19.4million infants still miss out on basic vaccines2015 immunization coverage data
134 000deaths every year worldwideMeasles fact sheet