Unsung heroes on World Polio Day
World Polio Day, 24 October, is an opportunity to recognize the work of committed WHO staff members like Mohammedi, along with the more than 20 000 other unsung heroes working to eradicate polio around the world.
[Daily Trust] No fewer than 1.13 million children are expected to be vaccinated against polio in the ongoing four-day house-to-house immunisation exercise in Adamawa.
We present and defend the view that the behavioral screening assay developed by Irwin is, for all intents and purposes, a functional observational battery (FOB). We take the position that in standardizing nomenclature without “surnames” the FOB is simply the contemporary name for the data collection system in use under the harmonized safety pharmacology guidelines.
Introduction Many persons with late effects of polio (LEoP) have muscle weakness in the lower limbs, which affects their balance and walking ability. Although an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is commonly prescribed for these persons, there is limited knowledge if an AFO improves their balance and walking ability in terms of speed, distance, and perceived safety. The aims of this study were 1) to assess if a flexible AFO improves dynamic balance as well as indoor and outdoor walking in persons with mild to moderate LEoP and 2) to describe the participants' own perceptions of walking ability and safety, as well as advantages a...
Background: DTaP5-HB-IPV-Hib is a fully liquid, hexavalent vaccine containing a 5-antigen pertussis component, approved since 2016 in Europe [Vaxelis; DTaP5-HB-IPV-Hib vaccine: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (5 acellular components: pertussis toxoid [PT], filamentous haemagglutinin [FHA], pertactin (PRN), and fimbriae Types 2 and 3 [FIM]), hepatitis B (recombinant DNA: rDNA), poliomyelitis (inactivated) and Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (adsorbed); MCM Vaccine B.V., The Netherlands] for primary and booster vaccination in infants and toddlers against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyel...
[WHO] Abuja, 13 March 2019 - "In Northern Nigeria where I work as a nurse and polio vaccinator, only women are allowed to enter houses because most women in this part of the country are in purdah (practice of seclusion)", says Ramatu Garba of Dala Local Government in Kano State.
Conditions: Tuberculosis; Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis; Hepatitis B; Haemophilus Influenzae Type b Infection; Pneumonia, Bacterial; Measles; Rotavirus Infections; Polio; Yellow Fever Intervention: Behavioral: All Babies are Equal Initiative (conditional cash transfer program) Sponsors: GiveWell; New Incentives; All Babies are Equal Initiative Recruiting
Welcome to the flu season. You’re smack in the middle of it. You’ve probably seen the signs offering free flu shots outside your local pharmacies. Between October and May each year, the myth about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine is hyped to a fevered pitch (pardon the pun). I’ve never had a flu shot in my life. Unlike many alternative health doctors, I’m not against vaccines as a rule. Vaccines have knocked out many of the ancient scourges — like bubonic plague, small pox and polio. But flu shots are different. First of all, I don’t believe the flu vaccine is effective — give...