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Immunization Focus

A quarterly publication of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization


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July 2002 issue – Contents



Special Feature


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Immunization Focus is issued quarterly on the GAVI website.

It is intended to provide updates and topical debate about key immunization issues at national and international level. It can also be sent to you by email.

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If you do not have web access, paper copies of Immunization Focus, downloaded and printed from the web, can be obtained from your national UNICEF or WHO office.

Letters to the editor are welcome: please write via the
GAVI Secretariat,

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1211 Geneva 10,


Editor: Phyllida Brown

GAVI Editorial Adviser: Lisa Jacobs

Vaccine Fund Editorial Adviser: Victor Zonana

Publisher: Dr Tore Godal, GAVI Secretariat, C/O UNICEF, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland. Email:


External Editorial Board:

  • Maria Otelia Costales, UNICEF, New York, USA;
  • Shawn Gilchrist, Vaccine Industry Representative, Aventis Pasteur, Toronto, Canada

  • Keith Klugman, Emory University, Atlanta, USA;
  • P. Helena Mäkelä, National Public Health Institute, Finland;
  • Philip Minor, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, United Kingdom;
  • Khadija Msambichaka, Zimbabwe;
  • Francis Nkrumah, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana;
  • Paul Offit, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, United States, and Member, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices;
  • Mohammed Ashraf Uddin, Chief Health Officer, Dhaka City Corporation, Bangladesh

The views expressed in Immunization Focus are not necessarily the views of the GAVI Board.

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