WIW 2016: Sabin Vaccine Institute – Vaccines for NTDs are a global health priority

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

As we continue our coverage of World Immunisation Week, we give the floor to Alice Carter, who works with the Sabin Vaccine Institute, an organisation involved in NTDs research. Read the other articles here! The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization, made up of scientists, researchers and advocates dedicated to reducing needless human suffering from vaccine preventable …

World Immunisation Week 2016: where are the game-changing vaccines?

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Each year, World Immunisation Week places the spotlight on the achievements made in recent decades in rolling out life-saving vaccines to the people that need them the most, saving millions of lives in the process. Innovation in vaccines has brought us seismic changes in public health in the last 50 years. Smallpox was eradicated, we are on the verge of …

5 technologies that are obsolete…and 1 that should be. Or, why the TB vaccine needs to go the way of the cassette tape

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  The 20th century was witness to revolutionary inventions and public health advances. We conquered polio and smallpox. We invented the internet, mastered organ transplant and empowered millions of people around the world to leave extreme poverty behind. Many of the technological marvels of the last 100 years have now been made obsolete by better and more efficient technology. Take …

The EU’s response to Zika: Old wine in new bottles?

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

This article was originally published by EurActiv.  Having been on the cusp of announcing an end to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa at the end of 2015, we have been plunged into another public health emergency as the scale and spread of the Zika virus has grown. As with Ebola, the Zika outbreak in Brazil and its later spread …