Tag: Vaccination

At the Epicentre of Humanitarian Aid

| April 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
At the Epicentre of Humanitarian Aid

Epicentre’s research agenda has offered some bold research in a sector that can often be bound by conventional thinking.

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Vaccination Education: Increasing Vaccination Rates through Accurate Information and Primary Care

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Vaccination Education: Increasing Vaccination Rates through Accurate Information and Primary Care

By Andrew Lea Infectious Disease Columnist In early October, Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachman raised eyebrows after asserting that a “little girl suffered from mental retardation” after “a negative reaction to this potentially dangerous [HPV vaccine].”[1] Although health experts were quick to criticize this point as false rhetoric, Bachmann’s mistrust in vaccinations reflects a larger […]

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The Only Animal Disease to be Eradicated: A Critical Exploration of Rinderpest and Our Future with Diseases

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Only Animal Disease to be Eradicated: A Critical Exploration of Rinderpest and Our Future with Diseases

Disease eradication used to be a somewhat far-fetched idea even after the 1980 eradication of smallpox. It seemed like a one-time nonreplicable incident, simply a historic medical feat. The complicated politics surrounding disease eradication—enforcing water hygiene, reducing stigmatization, establishing a viable healthcare infrastructure system—continue to seem too overwhelming to resolve. Yet, recent events in the […]

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Lessons from Sweden: Establishing a Strong Framework for Health Development

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Lessons from Sweden: Establishing a Strong Framework for Health Development

By Carlos Schmidt Aid & Development Columnist Over the last two decades, China has increased its foreign aid contributions and quickly become the biggest donor to Africa. However, Chinese foreign aid comes with no strings attached and, as the British government warned, “the unconditional aid and cheap loans to African governments risks driving back into […]

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Technology in the Time of Cholera Part I: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

| October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Technology in the Time of Cholera Part I: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

By Joy Ming Technology & Global Health Columnist This first segment of a two part series focuses on the recent use of genomic technology to trace the origins of the outbreak. On January12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, affecting three million people.[1] Though nearly two years have passed since the earthquake, repercussions are still […]

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