Epidemic Preparedness

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15 Articles
15 Articles
15 Articles
  1. Girl gets polio vaccine_Photo: Richard Franco
    October 22, 2018

    Amidst a polio outbreak, hope arrives in D. R. Congo with renewed commitment to vaccine coverage

    Widespread vaccination is the surest way to halt vaccine-derived poliovirus outbreaks, a tenacious threat of the pre-eradication era.

  2. chickens in IVAC henhouse with staff member_PATH/Matthew Dakin.jpg
    September 24, 2018

    A decade of development: What does it take to build an influenza vaccine from scratch?

    Vietnam has been working for nearly a decade to develop and manufacture influenza vaccines. With PATH support, the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals has done just that—and it has submitted two candidates for licensure.

  3. IVAC scientist in influenza vaccine facility holding eggs_Photo:PATH/MatthewDakin
    September 24, 2018

    Defending the world from influenza

    As a nine-year project to build vaccine development capacity worldwide comes to an end, PATH and partners reflect on how far we’ve come.

  4. IVAC influenza vaccine developer in lab_PATH/Matthew Dakin.jpg
    September 24, 2018

    From Vietnam to the world: How PATH helped ready locally-made influenza vaccine for global use

    How does Vietnam's work on a seasonal influenza vaccine mitigate deadly pandemics?

  5. Influenza vaccine development at Torlak_Photo/Courtesy of Torlak.jpg
    September 24, 2018

    Building a new influenza vaccine

    Serbia’s Institute of Virology, Vaccines, and Sera “Torlak” is a trusted, recognized vaccine producer in Serbia. As part of the influenza vaccine development project, it conducted its first complex vaccine clinical trial in humans, which helps position Torlak as an essential vaccine producer for the Balkan region.

  6. clinical trial staff in lab in Vietnam_PATH/Nguyen Phu Cuong.jpg
    September 24, 2018

    Duty and pride: A vaccine clinical trial through the eyes of a volunteer

    What's it like to volunteer for for a clinical trial? One participant in Vietnam reflects on the opportunity to contribute to the country's influenza defenses.

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