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Celebrating 3 Years of a Polio-Free India!
On January 13, 2014, India – once considered the hardest place to eradicate polio – celebrates three years without a polio case. The third anniversary provides an opportunity to recognize the importance of India’s achievement, highlight the power of vaccines and encourage continued political and financial support for polio eradication. Download this toolkit to participate in the celebration and to raise awareness! There are great social media examples that you can share on your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the measles vaccine
It has been 50 years since the introduction of the measles vaccine. The Measles and Rubella Initiative recently honored two pediatricians, Louis Cooper, MD, FAAP, and Samuel Katz, MD, FAAP, for their efforts in helping to rid the world of measles and rubella. Read an article from AAP News, which addresses this on-going commitment. (Shared with permission of AAP News, November 2013.)
Webinar: Global Inactivated Polio Vaccine Efforts -- download slides!
The webinar was facilitated by the Gates Foundation and featured presentations by Simona Zipursky (WHO), Emily Wootton (GAVI Alliance) and Glen Nowak (Task Force for Global Health). The slidedeck provides overviews and updates on Objective 2 of the Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan (i.e., strengthening routine immunization, introducing IPV and withdrawing OPV). For more information on IPV, please visit the WHO site on IPV introduction.
- Colleen Mattimore, MD, FAAP, brings Shot@Life's in-office program to her practice in New York
- Gitanjli Arora, MD, DTMH, FAAP, shares her personal stories and encourages readers to take action to promote global vaccines
- Bill Gates provides a video summary of the April 2013 Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi
- Peter Yeo, UN Foundation VP: Huffington Post blog on twenty million reasons to keep up momentum on global immunizations