Media/Policy Watch

Media/Policy Watch

This watch section is intended to alert readers to substantive news, analysis and opinion from the general media and selected think tanks and similar organizations on vaccines, immunization, global public health and related themes. Media Watch is not intended to be exhaustive, but indicative of themes and issues CVEP is actively tracking. This section will grow from an initial base of newspapers, magazines and blog sources, and is segregated from Journal Watch above which scans the peer-reviewed journal ecology.
We acknowledge the Western/Northern bias in this initial selection of titles and invite suggestions for expanded coverage. We are conservative in our outlook in adding news sources which largely report on primary content we are already covering above. Many electronic media sources have tiered, fee-based subscription models for access. We will provide full-text where content is published without restriction, but most publications require registration and some subscription level.
 

CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/
Accessed 6 January 2018
How countries around the world try to encourage vaccination
2 January 2018
A new policy in France requires all children born January 1 or later to receive 11 mandatory vaccines. Vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis have always been mandatory in France, while eight — including whooping cough, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella — had been recommended. As of New Year’s Day, the additional eight are mandatory…
 
 
The Guardian
http://www.guardiannews.com/
Accessed 6 January 2018
Ebola survivors sue government of Sierra Leone over missing Ebola millions
Stewardship of $15m in foreign support for deadly outbreak under scrutiny as officials are accused of failing to honour promises
5 January 2018
Two Ebola survivors are to sue the government of Sierra Leone in the first international court case intended to throw light on what happened to some of the millions of dollars siphoned off from funding to help fight the disease.
The case, filed with the regional west African court in Nigeria, alleges that a lack of government accountability allowed the disappearance of almost a third of the money that came into the country during the early months of the Ebola outbreak in 2014. It claims that this led to violations of survivors’ rights to health and life…

 
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Accessed 6 January 2018
Suspected Diphtheria Cases in Yemen Near 500-WHO
At least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began in mid-August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
January 04, 2018 – By REUTERS –

In World’s Worst Cholera Outbreak, Vaccine Talks Hang in the Balance
A cholera epidemic in Yemen, one of the worst ever recorded, is likely to surge again around March, giving global health experts a few months to get vaccines in to the war-torn country to try to limit the next wave of cases.
December 29, 2017 – By REUTERS