Global Health

WHO on vaccine safety: it’s a “shared responsibility”

WHO on vaccine safety: it’s a “shared responsibility”

In November 2022 the WHO, with “financial support” from USAID, finalised a project on vaccine safety monitoring in Kyrgyzstan. Described as providing support to its government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it focused on “adapting and implementing regulatory...

WHO publishes Global Vaccine Market Report 2022

WHO publishes Global Vaccine Market Report 2022

In November 2022 the WHO shared its Global Market Vaccine Report for the year 2022. It is the “first report to capture the implications of COVID-19" on vaccine markets. It also highlights the “dynamics” that are at play that prevent or hinder the “development, supply,...

WHPA and WHO sign memorandum of understanding

WHPA and WHO sign memorandum of understanding

On 8th November 2022 the WHO and the 5 members of the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) signed a memorandum of understanding to “enhance” their collaboration on “protecting and investing in the health workforce”.   WHPA  The WHPA includes the FDI World Dental...

Exclusive interview with Dr Carl Dieffenbach

Exclusive interview with Dr Carl Dieffenbach

As we continue sharing interviews that took place during the World Vaccine Congress in Europe 2022 we are also gearing up for our next event, the World Vaccine and Immunotherapy Congress in San Diego in November 2022. In doing so we are delighted to share some...

Study shows vaccine confidence sinking after COVID-19

Study shows vaccine confidence sinking after COVID-19

A study by researchers at the University of Portsmouth in Vaccine at the end of October explored the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccine confidence. As we have previously explored, vaccine fatigue, vaccine hesitancy, and anti-vaccine disinformation have...

Calls for ASEAN AVRF to move forward from COVID-19

Calls for ASEAN AVRF to move forward from COVID-19

In November 2022 a commentary in The Lancet Global Health reflected that COVID-19 vaccination programmes have been “relatively successful” across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which now includes 10 member states. According to the authors, these...

Exclusive interview with Dr Jerome Kim

Exclusive interview with Dr Jerome Kim

In the aftermath of the World Vaccine Congress in Europe 2022 we are delighted to present the second in our series of live on-site interviews. We were lucky to catch Dr Jerome Kim of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) for a quick chat on the morning of Day 2....