spacer
home > ebr > winter 2018 > gut feeling
PUBLICATIONS
European Biopharmaceutical Review

Gut Feeling

Vaccination is one of the most efficient and cost-effective medical interventions that exist. Being healthy is the most important thing in life, and preventing illness is something to strive for. Diarrhoeal diseases, respiratory infections, malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are infectious diseases that globally harvest the most casualties, with the deaths of over 1 million children under the age of five caused by diarrhoea-contracted diseases alone every year.

Vaccination has made an enormous contribution to global health. Immunisation saves 2-3 million deaths every year from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles. However, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global vaccination coverage improves. Despite these successes, approximately 7 million children still die each year, and about a half of these mortalities are caused by infections, which could be prevented by vaccination.

Several aspects of health economics should be considered for vaccines. The benefits of vaccination extend beyond prevention of specific diseases in individuals, enabling a rich, multifaceted harvest for societies and nations. It also makes good economic sense and meets the need to care for the weakest members of society. Reducing global child mortality rates by facilitating universal access to safe vaccines of proven efficacy is a moral obligation for the international community as a human right exists for every individual to have the opportunity to live a fuller, healthier life.

Read full article from PDF >>

Rate this article You must be a member of the site to make a vote.  
Average rating:
0
     

There are no comments in regards to this article.

spacer
Björn Sjöstrand is the founder and Chief Executive Officer at Scandinavian Biopharma. He has extensive experience in the vaccine industry and has held many executive positions in Swedish and international companies. Björn has held positions including Chief Executive Officer of SBL Vaccines, Chief Executive Officer at Berna Biotech AG, Chief Business Officer at Crucell NV, Non-Executive Director at European Vaccine Manufacturers and a member of the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisation. He also holds several board positions in both private and public companies and has been an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
spacer
Björn Sjöstrand
spacer
spacer
Print this page
Send to a friend
Privacy statement
News and Press Releases

BioIVT Introduces New Quality Management System to Maintain Highest Quality Biospecimens and Drug Development Research Services

BioIVT, a leading provider of research models and services for drug and diagnostic development, today announced that it is introducing a new internal cloud-based Quality Management System (QMS), Master Control. This new standardized, ISO compliant QMS will help BioIVT manage documentation, auditing, supplier and customer accounts, and risk across all locations. It will consolidate and replace a variety of computer- and paper-based document control systems located at existing and newly-acquired BioIVT sites in the US, Europe and Asia.
More info >>

White Papers

Recommendations Sourcing Human Biospecimens

BioIVT

The foundations for protecting human research subjects come from the ethical principles surrounding the Belmont report : Respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. The use of human biospecimens in research supports these principles with legal and ethical regulations - the most important of which is permission.(1) This permission may come directly from the donor or granted by others with authorization to protect the interests of biospecimen donors.
More info >>

 
Industry Events

Pharma and Device Packaging and Labelling West Coast 2018

27-28 November 2018, Burlingame, CA

The second edition of the Pharma and Device Packaging and Labeling West Coast was a thought-provoking two days of engaging presentations, discussion and networking.
More info >>

 

 

©2000-2011 Samedan Ltd.
Add to favourites

Print this page

Send to a friend
Privacy statement