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Posts Tagged ‘vaccination’

Saving Lives in the Serengeti

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 settembre 2018

The Afya Serengeti Project has prevented thousands of deaths in the Serengeti through the widespread vaccination of domestic dogs. Since the start of the program, the incidence of human rabies, rabies in dogs and rabid dog bites has dropped to an all-time low. Each year, it’s estimated that over 600 dog rabies cases have been prevented and over 20 human lives saved. The effective control of rabies through dog vaccination has also had benefits for wildlife, including endangered African wild dogs, which have become re-established in the Serengeti National Park for the first time since the population disappeared as a result of rabies outbreaks in the early 1990s.
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Vaccination campaigns in trouble, appeal for further funding

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 Maggio 2009

International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Yellow Fever Vaccine Provision is warning that the global emergency stockpile of yellow fever vaccine for the world’s most vulnerable populations in Africa is under threat. The current stockpile is scheduled to run out in 2010 and there is no funding to cover campaigns once the stockpile is depleted. Most children and adults in 5 of the 12 most vulnerable countries in Africa are now protected from contracting yellow fever thanks to recent vaccination campaigns. But without further funding millions of people will still be at risk of the disease, according to public health experts.  Dr William Perea, WHO coordinator for the Epidemic Readiness and Intervention said the yellow fever initiative is feeling the effects of the global financial crisis. The five countries that have completed vaccination campaigns so far are Togo, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Cameroon, which received funding from the International Finance Facility for Immunization (IFFIm), through the GAVI Alliance. There have been no outbreaks in those countries since the vaccination campaigns were completed. Dr Hoekstra said there is a need to further roll out the programme to protect the remaining 150 million children and adults still at risk for the disease in the region, adding that close cooperation among all partners has been effective in supporting national governments to successfully implement the vaccination campaigns.  Yellow fever is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.  The disease is endemic in forest areas and people are at greatest risk at the end of the rainy season. According to WHO, an estimated 206,000 cases and 52,000 deaths occur every year. The recent campaigns in Burkina Faso and Cameroon benefited more than 95 per cent of the vulnerable populations targeted. Burkina Faso vaccinated 7.6 million people in 33 districts and Cameroon completed a vaccination campaign for 7.5 million people in 62 districts.  Seven other African countries where the threat of yellow fever is highest include Benin, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. Members of the ICG, which include the World Health Organization (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), met on 12-13 May to assess recent yellow fever vaccination campaigns and discuss future actions.

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Platform for monitoring the lifecycle

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 aprile 2009

Rishon Letzion, Israel, Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq:BOSC) (TASE:BOSC) announced the availability of BOSwine(tm) 1.0, an advanced RFID platform for monitoring the lifecycle of pigs, which enables preventative treatment for disease management. Empowered by RFID tags, BOSwine(tm) 1.0 provides a computerized solution to track, monitor and control pigs’ lifecycle, including breeding, insemination, pregnancies, vaccination, transportation, weight and whelping. BOSwine(tm) 1.0, developed by BOS in cooperation with the largest swine farm in Israel, enables the farmer to track and monitor the mother pig during her pregnancy and ensure that it receives the required vaccines. The solution offers real-time visibility and full traceability of the mother pig and the piglet, enabling automated track and control of health genealogy. B.O.S. Better Online Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq:BOSC) (TASE:BOSC) is a leading provider of RFID and Supply Chain solutions to global enterprises. BOS’ proprietary BOSaNova middleware and RFID and supply chain offerings are improving the efficiency of enterprise logistics and organizational monitoring and control of over 2000 customers worldwide. With BOS solutions, companies are enhancing the automation of various aspects of their supply chain, improving asset tracking, and managing real-time business data, all crucial to improving margins in today’s competitive marketplace.

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