Quantcast

Latest Pneumococcal vaccine Stories

6e7162b3a67fdb3e70536f315ba00a2d1
2010-03-24 07:08:57

Two of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world have agreed to a 10-year commitment to supply new pneumonia vaccines to developing nations across the globe. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) announced Tuesday that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer, Inc. became the first two firms to support a plan that would ensure infants and children in poor countries would receive the pneumococcal vaccine for a reduced fee. Each company has committed to supply 30 million...

2010-03-23 09:00:00

LONDON, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GSK (NYSE: GSK) has become one of the first manufacturers to sign a unique agreement with the GAVI Alliance (GAVI) that has the potential to save millions of children from dying in the world's poorest countries. GSK will supply up to 300 million doses of its vaccine Synflorix, for invasive pneumococcal disease, to GAVI over a ten year period. Pneumococcal disease is a leading cause of death in children under the age of five in developing...

a870a9d79c52fbf131bdec62a1e422d51
2010-03-15 14:35:00

The Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) said on Monday that a further 4.3 billion dollars is needed if the global vaccines alliance is to meet its goal of supplying life-saving immunizations to millions of children in poor countries by 2015. The GAVI Alliance invited existing and potential donors to a meeting on March 25 and 26 in The Hague to ask them to "make a strong impact" on childhood death rates. According to Reuters, world leaders from 189 countries signed up in...

2010-03-04 08:27:47

A clinical trial of a vaccine against a major cause of pneumonia and meningitis has shown that it can prevent three out of four cases of re-infection in HIV-infected adults in Africa. The trials, conducted in Malawi and funded by the Wellcome Trust, studied the efficacy of a vaccine against infection with the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. These bacteria are a primary cause of pneumonia and when they invade the blood stream and brain "“ so called invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD)...

2010-02-23 09:10:30

The pneumococcal vaccine for infants and children introduced in 2000 caused a precipitous drop in infections until 2005, when serious illnesses began to rise again, especially infections caused by a strain of the pneumococcal bacteria called 19A, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in a report in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics. "Of the serotypes (or variants) of Streptococcus pneumoniae (the bacteria that cause pneumococcal disease) now...

2010-02-04 22:24:03

Finds Low Adult Vaccination Rates in U.S. A new report, Adult Immunization: Shots to Save Lives, released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) found that more than 30 percent of adults ages 65 and older had not been immunized against pneumonia in 36 states as of 2008.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other experts recommend that all seniors should be...

2010-02-04 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report, Adult Immunization: Shots to Save Lives, released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), found that more than 30 percent of adults ages 65 and older had not been immunized against pneumonia in 36 states as of 2008. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other experts recommend that all seniors should...

2010-02-01 12:10:00

PATH supports FDA advancement of a key step in vaccine development SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced a collaboration with PATH to advance development of a vaccine to protect children against diseases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), especially pneumonia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Worldwide, the bacterium also causes infections of the brain (meningitis),...

9d00b03fd97fc231970b15214189c2a21
2010-01-29 14:49:39

A ten billion dollar pledge has been made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to aid in the research of new vaccines that will help the world's most underprivileged countries. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced the pledge at the World Economic Forum on Friday. "We must make this the decade of vaccines," Bill Gates said in a statement. "Vaccines already save and improve millions of lives in developing countries." Having the tools necessary to modernize the vaccine industry...

2010-01-29 05:00:00

Increased vaccination could save more than 8 million children by 2020; significant funding gaps remain, others must join effort DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill and Melinda Gates announced today that their foundation will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world's poorest countries. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100129/DC45704) The Gateses said that increased investment in vaccines...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
Related