Polio News – October 2016

This month, the polio eradication programme recognised World Polio Day, marking progress against the disease and recommitting to the global goal of eradication. Following the recent setback in Nigeria, immunisation campaigns are ongoing across the region in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. Health workers around the globe continue to inspire the programme with their…

Routine Childhood Immunisation

This EPA article was first published in Harian Metro on 21 September 2016. *EPA stands for Educational Press Articles, which are published by Positive Parenting every fortnight. Please download the BM published article here. By Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist Every year, vaccines save the lives of over 2.5 million people and prevent 750,000 more from disabilities. Immunity is the body’s…

RotaFlash: Honoring progress and superheroes at Twelfth International Rotavirus Symposium

Honoring progress and superheroes at Twelfth International Rotavirus Symposium Two major meetings recently brought together scientists, advocates, and other global health stakeholders to review new research and strategize about public health agendas related to the prevention of rotavirus diarrhea. 2016 International Rotavirus Symposium celebrates progress, looks to the future of rotavirus vaccines From September 7…

RotaFlash: Honoring progress and superheroes at Twelfth International Rotavirus Symposium

Honoring progress and superheroes at Twelfth International Rotavirus Symposium Two major meetings recently brought together scientists, advocates, and other global health stakeholders to review new research and strategize about public health agendas related to the prevention of rotavirus diarrhea. 2016 International Rotavirus Symposium celebrates progress, looks to the future of rotavirus vaccines From September 7…

2016 Infant Respiratory Symposium

7 September 2016 3-4 Sep 2016 @ Hilton Tokyo Odaiba Hosted by Fisher & Paykel HealthcareUnlike the legion of seasoned travellers in the paediatric fraternity, this is only my second trip to the land of the rising sun following the earthquake scare, Pneumococcal  Conference in Fukuoka 2 years ago. About 300 global experts (10 from…

Polio News – August 2016

This August, on the day that was to mark two years since the last case of wild polio in Africa, the Nigerian Government reported that two children had been paralysed by the disease in the country’s Borno state. As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative worked with governments in the region to immediately launch an emergency…