Immunization Focus

A quarterly publication of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization

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April 2003


Strengthening the vaccine regulators
While vaccines procured through UNICEF meet quality standards set by WHO, the same quality assurance is not always guaranteed when governments buy their vaccines direct. As vaccine supply patterns change, WHO is working with developing countries to build their own capacity to regulate vaccines, whether locally produced or imported
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Not just better healthcare, but a better life as well
An ingenious development project in northern Mozambique aims to improve health service delivery, generate income from clean fuel sales, and even free up children to do their school work. Phyllida Brown reports
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Is eighty percent coverage achievable?
Analysts review countries' performance and assess what steps are needed if the Alliance is to meet internationally agreed targets for immunizing more children
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Triple attack on African meningitis outbreak

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