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On the Path to Polio Eradication: Ensuring Lasting Protection

What would it take to introduce a vaccine into 126 countries—including those with the world’s weakest health systems—in two and a half years? Eighteen months ago, we were approached with that following request: Could we coordinate efforts to support over 120 countries to add the injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into their routine immunization programmes before the end of 2015?

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Supply Chain Experts Take a Cue from Fruit Fly Research

Experts examine how supply chains can help improve the availability of life-saving commodities.

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On the Path to Polio Eradication: Ensuring Lasting Protection

What would it take to introduce a vaccine into 126 countries—including those with the world’s weakest health systems—in two and a half years? Eighteen months ago, we were approached with that following request: Could we coordinate efforts to support over 120 countries to add the injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into their routine immunization programmes before the end of 2015?

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Simple But Impactful: Transforming Nigeria’s Vaccine Supply Chain

The new national vaccine stock performance management dashboard is helping Nigeria improve supply chain management for life-saving vaccines.

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A Major Milestone in the Fight Against Malaria

We can beat malaria. We’re halfway there. Now we need to get the job done.

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Improving Primary Care for the Poor by Leveraging Drug Sellers at Scale: Tanzania’s Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlets Program

In developing countries, especially in rural areas where access to health care and pharmacies are limited, private drug shops play a particularly important role. With so many of the world’s poor seeking care from private drug shops it is important to ensure that these shops provide safe medicines and the best possible advice and care.

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