Vaccines are arguably one of the most successful public health tools for reducing disease and saving lives across the world. This is not new, but attending the World Vaccines Congress in Lyon was a reminder that the story of vaccines is far from over. Everything in vaccines is changing: the locus for R&D and manufacturing, the market, the regulatory framework, and the technology itself.
My recent journeys to Burkina Faso have grossly exposed my inability to converse in the French language.
What better way to bring to a wide audience the challenges of vaccination in developing countries, than to give a celebrity an ice-box filled with Polio vaccine and tell them to go deliver? The two part documentary “
Forum 2012, the 14th edition of the Global Forum for Health Research is underway in Cape Town, South Africa this week (23 to 27 March 2012), under the theme ‘Beyond aid ... research and innovation as key drivers for health equity and development’.