Older Stories on Global Immunization
Updated March 22, 2022
Past stories on CDC’s work both alone and with partners worldwide related to global immunization and vaccine-preventable disease. For recent stories, see Stories on Global Immunization.
The world is now one-step closer to achieving polio eradication with the announcement that wild poliovirus type-3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide. The eradication of WPV3 signifies a promising step towards a polio-free world.
Welcome to Poliopolis! You’ll spend the next 28 days in a container village to help us test a new polio vaccine. An innovative polio vaccine clinical trial evaluated two novel oral polio vaccine candidates.
New strategy focuses on strengthening capacity for disease surveillance, leaving a legacy of a trained workforce to carry countries into a post-polio world.
Mobile phones, skilled birth attendants, and vaccine storage changes are helping Lao-PDR get more newborn babies vaccinated against hepatitis B.
The CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) surveillance system, known as the Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN), enabled early and strategic response to acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in Syria.
With needles as thin as a human hair, measles vaccines may soon become as easy and painless as sticking on a skin patch.
Following the devasting 2010 earthquake in Haiti, CDC has been investing in rebuilding Haiti’s capacity to deliver vaccines to every child.
Pilot project in Rajasthan, India worked to improve the ability of health care workers to identify and vaccinate children and women against deadly and disabling diseases.
The SALT Approach aims to improve vaccination acceptance by developing local, creative responses through community discussion, action, and connection.
Inaccurate 2-dimensional paper maps and fluid migration patterns make it challenging to locate people for vaccination. Learn how adapting GIS tools and “social mapping” techniques to each country’s particular needs is improving microplanning and polio immunization coverage.
In rural South Sudan, there were as many rumors as facts about an outbreak of yellow fever, so when Surveillance Officer David Deng began investigating, he followed a newly-learned approach that stressed discipline, thoroughness and data.
Timely disease identification is essential when responding to public health threats, but until recently, Central African labs had limited capacity to identify the strains of viruses and bacteria circulating in their countries. Enter SURVAC.
How do you finish the job when success seems so close? Nigeria and CDC work to eliminate the last remaining cases of polio in one of the few places on earth where the wild poliovirus still circulates.
When 35-year-old Shafeeque Ahmad went to the three-week STOP program orientation in Atlanta, he knew he was probably the only one in the group of 177 who had spent the majority of his school life studying in an Islamic school (madrassa).
Imagine trying to balance your check book without knowing how much money you have or how much you’ve spent. Without accurate information, you’d be guessing. In the same way, immunization programs need accurate and timely data to make effective programmatic decisions. CDC and partners are helping DRC improve data quality.