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Malaria: the promise of a vaccine
« on: October 19, 2011, 09:37:00 AM »

Malaria: the promise of a vaccine
From:     Immunisation insights from the GAVI Alliance <>
Date:     Wed, October 19, 2011 15:10

Immunisation insights

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New promise of a malaria vaccine

   Newly published results from a large scale Phase III trial of the malaria
   vaccine candidate (known as RTS,S) show hope for a future vaccine. It also
   demonstrates the power of the public-private product development partnership
   effort, including GAVI’s partner PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative. GAVI
   applauds these achievements and looks forward to further data and

12 November: Fight pneumonia. Save a child.

   Last year on World Pneumonia Day, Ethiopian pediatricians and
   advocates called for action against pneumonia, the biggest killer of
   children in Ethiopia. Less than one year later, Ethiopia is rolling out
   the pneumococcal vaccine to protect millions of children against the deadly

   What will you be doing on this World Pneumonia Day to save lives? Visit and join the fight against pneumonia on 12

The private sector: a critical development partner

"I can think of no finer example of private sector engagement than the GAVI Matching Fund."
   The GAVI Matching Fund is a major new private sector initiative in which
   the UK's DFID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged to match
   contributions from the private sector. “La Caixa” Foundation is the
   newest contributor joining J.P. Morgan, Anglo America plc, and Absolute Return for Kids (ARK).
   Read more from Joe Cerrell, Director of the European Office, Bill &  Melinda Gates Foundation.

The power of vaccines

   Institute of Medicine
   GAVI's CEO underlines the cost-effectiveness of immunisation in a blog
   based on his recent keynote speech to the Institute of Medicine. Read

Partnership = impact

   partnership MDG8
   USAID and DFID commend the Alliance as an effective model to tackle global
   development challenges.

More on the malaria candidate vaccine

   New England Journal of Medicine reports: First results of Phase III trials

   USA Today writes: Malaria vaccine may have potential to save millions

   Read more about: PATH's Malaria Vaccine Initiative

Upcoming events

   World Polio Day on 24 October, 2011.

   World Pneumonia Day on 12 November, 2011.

Blogging immunisation

   Daniel Thornton at the pneumococcal vaccine launch in Ethiopia.

   David Ferreira on Sierra Leone and private sector engagement.

Tweeting immunisation: From the Institute of Medicine meeting, 17 October

   @GAVISeth: Tony Lake, UNICEF's head spoke on importance of data quality
   & having real-time management indicators to reach the 5th child @IOM

   @theIOM: Magill: We need to start looking at #vaccines as an integrated
   set of interventions for eradication. #IOM2011mtg


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400.000 Kinder pro Jahr retten
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 06:17:11 PM »

Malaria vaccine may have potential to save millions
By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

After more than 30 years of work, researchers have for the first time succeeded in creating a vaccine against malaria, a deadly disease that kills nearly 800,000 a year, most of them children.

The experimental vaccine, still in the testing phase, only protects about 50% of children who receive it, but even that could "potentially translate into tens of millions of cases of malaria in children averted annually," says Tsiri Agbenyega, the principal investigator for the vaccine trials at Agogo Presbyterian Hospital in Agogo, Ghana. "This is remarkable when you consider there has never been a successful vaccine against a human parasite nor against malaria."


Selbst wenn es nur die Hälfte rettet, sind das auf lange Sicht von zur Zeit 800.000 Toten pro Jahr in Zukunft 400.000 Leben, die jedes Jahr gerettet werden können.

Allerdings sollte man eines bedenken: diese Menschen brauchen etwas zu essen. Damit sieht es zunehmend schlechter aus. Die Menschheit hat nicht nur ein Problem.
.         Kinderklinik Gelsenkirchen verstößt gegen die Leitlinien!

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