Living longer can provide significant positive opportunities both for individuals and society; yet, without good health and the ability to do what is valued, growing older can be a double-edged sword. Disease prevention is a vital pillar of sound public health strategies that brings with it significant social and economic benefits particularly in the field of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs).
Here are 5 facts that help illustrate the benefits of vaccinations and its role in helping prevent disease.
26 antibiotics, including colistin, proved ineffective against the superbug that killed a 70 US woman.
Taxi giant Uber offered free flu vaccinations and ‘flu-fighting care packages’ in more than 35 US cities this flu season.
In one of only four times the a UN declaration has been reached on a health issue, landmark agreement reached to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
This collection of infographics show the current, and potential future threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. Vaccination is a key measure for preventing the rise of antimicrobial resistance.
A simple infographic you can use to demonstrate the dynamics of herd immunity.
Professor John Parrish Sprowl discusses the value of equipping doctors with communication skills.
Melody Butler explains the inspiration behind her decision to launch Nurses Who Vaccinate.
Dr Melissa Stockwell, Columbia University, discusses the role of text messages in encouraging adolescents and pregnancy women to have recommended vaccines.