Correspondence Challenges of measuring the Healthcare Access and Quality Index

We read with interest the article by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) collaborators on the Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index.1 However, we believe the scaled indicator on measles amenable mortality should be interpreted with caution.
Source: LANCET - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

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Immunization rates for children and adults are rising, but coverage levels have not reached optimal goals. As a result, vaccine-preventable diseases still occur. In an era of increasing complexity of immunization schedules, rising expectations about the performance of primary care, and large demands on primary care providers, it is important to understand and promote interventions that work in primary care settings to increase immunization coverage. One common theme across immunization programs in many nations involves the challenge of implementing a population-based approach and identifying all eligible recipients, for ex...
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Authors: Lo Presti C, Curti C, Montana M, Bornet C, Vanelle P Abstract Despite its benign characteristics, chickenpox is a childhood disease responsible for complications and deaths, particularly in the high-risk population. VariZIG®, not commercialized in France, is a good alternative for seronegative individuals exposed to the virus and not eligible for vaccination. The efficacy of routine vaccination has been demonstrated with a decrease in chickenpox incidence and with the development of herd immunity. Over time, the protective antibody titer of vaccinated people decreases and can be maintained by two doses...
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this week announced it is taking requests for proposals to develop a dual-chamber, prefilled, single-dose injection device for use in remote in-home settings by low skilled healthcare workers and through self-administration. The injection device will be used for the administration of the measles-rubella vaccine in house-to-house campaigns, and for the self-administration of long-acting, injectable contraceptives, according to a posting from the group. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business   The post Gates Foundation looks to develop simple, single-use inj...
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Geneva, Switzerland, 23 May 2018 – Today at the 71st World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the business case for WHO immunization activities on the African Continent 2018-2030,which outlines how WHO will support African Member States achieve universal immunization coverage.  While Africa has made tremendous progress in improving access to immunization, most countries are off track to achieve the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90% national immunization coverage by 2020.Every year, more than 30 million children under-five fall sick due to vaccine-preventable diseases (VP...
Source: WHO EMRO News - Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news
Publication date: June 2018 Source:American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 46, Issue 6, Supplement Author(s): Linda Shin, Jong Rim Choi, Kyungmin Huh, Bo Ra Kim, Kyunghwan Hyun, Eun Suk Kang, Sun Young Cho, Doo Ryeon Chung
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
MEASLES symptoms begin in stages, with several appearing two to four days before the rash. You should watch out for these early warning signs, including a fever and spots.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
MEASLES rash is one of the most distinguishable signs of the highly infectious disease. There have been more measles cases in the UK this year than the whole of 2017 - 15 cases confirmed at a school in West Sussex. So what are the symptoms of the rash to look out for?
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This comes after figures released earlier this month revealed that between January 1 and May 9, 440 cases of measles were confirmed in England, with London being the worst hit.
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This comes after figures released earlier this month revealed that between January 1 and May 9, 440 cases of measles were confirmed in England, with London being the worst hit.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Future Virology, Ahead of Print.
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