Diseases

Democratic Republic of Congo: Cholera vaccination campaign targets 1.2 million

More than a million people are being vaccinated in phase 2 of a huge cholera vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This cholera vaccination campaign in the 4 central provinces of the DRC is crucial to stop the disease from gaining a permanent foothold. 

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Abbott Receives WHO Prequalification Approval for Breakthrough HIV Point-of-Care Test

WHO Prequalification (PQ) aims to ensure that diagnostics, medicines, vaccines and immunization-related equipment and devices for high burden diseases meet global standards of quality, safety and efficacy, to optimize use of health resources and improve health outcomes.

The prequalification process consists of a transparent, scientifically sound assessment, which includes dossier review, consistency testing or performance evaluation and site visits to manufacturers. This information, in conjunction with other procurement criteria, is used by UN and other procurement agencies to make purchasing decisions regarding diagnostics, medicines and/or vaccines.