Impact Scholar Ryan Rego was in Bangladesh recently, working with research partners to lead a large study on vaccine hesitancy. They hope their work will support improved healthcare, access, and communication around vaccines leading to increased uptake and reductions in vaccine-preventable diseases.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and can cause cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is highly effective, but we need more than the vaccine to prevent this infectious disease and the cancer it can cause.
In Kenya, where access to COVID-19 vaccines was limited, the nuances of hesitancy are influenced by cultural beliefs, the structure of the country’s healthcare system, and misinformation on social media among other factors.
Tachi Yamada changed the face of the pharmaceutical industry and along with it the trajectory of global health. Tachi was a beloved mentor, undaunted advocate, and committed philanthropist. His commitment to advancing health in low- and middle-income countries continues to inspire a movement.
Widespread vaccination is a pillar of outbreak control for a variety of diseases. But few resources are available to assess how vaccine presentation and target population characteristics affect coverage rates. How can more vaccines become vaccinations?