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Websites

BASICS Project

The BASICS Project is a USAID-funded project directed towards preventing needless childhood deaths in the developing world and supporting activities to increase the use of child health and nutrition interventions by families, communities and health systems.

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Global Immunizations and Vaccinations

This site contains documents on strategies and activities in measles control, polio eradication, and surveillance.

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CHANGE Project

This site from USAID’s state-of-the-art project on behavior change contains many documents on immunization and child survival. The project recently ended but the site will remain active for several years.

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The Communication Initiative

This large site contains a plethora of information on communication and development issues, including project descriptions, technical papers, issues discussions, summaries of social and behavior change theories, vacancies, training, etc. The site has search capabilities and links to subscribe to Drum Beat and several other electronic newsletters. An "Immunisation, Vaccines & Polio Window" provides an easy way of accessing information on communication support to immunization.

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Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and GAVI Financing Task Force

www.vaccinealliance.org and www.gaviftf.org have reports and tools related to immunization financing. www.vaccinealliance.org/Support_to_Country/country_profiles.php links to pages on individual countries.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

This site contains technical documents, the latest news, press releases, plans, and reports.

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Immunization Action Coalition

Although focused on vaccination in the U.S., this site contains much useful information on immunization, vaccine-preventable diseases, and related issues.

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Making Medical Injections Safer (MMIS) Project

Making Medical Injections Safer is a USAID- and CDC-funded project, managed by JSI. The project works in 11 countries to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne diseases through unsafe injections and mishandling of medical waste.

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Measles Initiative

The site has strategy descriptions, press releases, photos and other resources from the multiple Measles Initiative partners.

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Partnerships for Health Reform Project

The website contains the original Financing Assessment Tool for Immunization Services (predecessor to the GAVI FSP costing and financing tool), the "Immunization Financing Resources" (an annotated bibliography of resources which has since been updated by WHO), and a number of polio reports.

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PATH: Vaccine Resource Library

PATH's Vaccine Resource Library offers a wide variety of high-quality, scientifically accurate documents and links on vaccine-preventable diseases and topics in immunization. Formerly housed on the website for PATH's Children's Vaccine Program*, the Vaccine Resource Library has been upgraded to provide comprehensive, user-friendly access to some of the most essential publications on global immunization.

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Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN)

Based at WHO, SIGN is a voluntary coalition of stakeholders aiming to achieve safe and appropriate use of injections throughout the world.

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United Nation’s Children’s Fund

This website contains UNICEF publications on immunization.

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World Health Organization Immunization Financing

This website has extensive information on immunization financing, including many excel tools and manuals.

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World Health Organization (WHO) Vaccines and Biologicals

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WHO regional office websites

www.paho.org/english/ad/fch/im/Vaccines.htm (Pan American Health Organization)

www.searo.who.int (WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia)

www.euro.who.int (WHO Regional Office for Europe)

www.afro.who.int (WHO Regional Office for Africa)

www.wpro.who.int/health_topics/immunization/ (WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific)

www.emro.who.int (WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean)

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Electronic Newsletters and Listservs

DB Click: Immunisation, Vaccines & Polio

Electronic newsletter with synopses of and links to useful documents, mostly on field experiences. (vaccines@comminit.com)

Rx for Child Survival

An e-newsletter from a coalition of media organizations and development NGOs on child health in the developing world. To subscribe: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/newsletter/index.html?enews

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SIGNpost

This newsletter contains articles, abstracts, and readers’ contributions on safe and appropriate use of injections.

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Technet21 Forum

From WHO, provides information and discussion on a range of EPI topics for developing countries.

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Updates on Country Level GAVI & Vaccine Fund Related Activities

This newsletter contains articles, abstracts, and readers’ contributions on safe and appropriate use of injections.

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VPD Bulletin

Published monthly by WHO/AFRO, this electronic newsletter contains articles and data on key indicators related to immunization and immunizable diseases in Africa.

To subscribe, contact Mr. Bernard Ntsama ntsamab@whoafr.org

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Articles and documents on immunization and child survival are distributed electronically from UNICEF/ESARO. To be added to the distribution list, rdavis@unicef.org

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