|[ July 2003 - VVM ver vial ]At a glance, VVMs indicate if a vaccine has been exposed to too much heat
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Vaccine vial monitors: is the waiting almost over?
A simple device could protect children from receiving heat-damaged vaccine and save millions of dollars' worth of wasted vials. Phyllida Brown investigates.
In the hot seat: the view from the health ministry
Last November in Dakar, Senegal, at the GAVI Partners' Meeting, health ministers expressed a desire to see a forum for exchange of experiences and information on immunization. Here, we begin by asking four health ministers to describe the key challenges and issues they currently face.
The Vaccine Fund's challenge
GAVI's fundraising arm has made a good start, but there is a lot of work ahead
Spending is up, but the finance gap is unfilled