• The new WHO decision-making framework on vaccine use in acute humanitarian emergencies: MSF experience in Minkaman, South Sudan

      Rull, M; Masson, S; Peyraud, N; Simonelli, M; Ventura, A; Dorion, C; Luquero, FJ; Uzzeni, F; Cigleneki, I (BioMed Central, 2018-03-26)
      The main causes of death during population movements can be prevented by addressing the population's basic needs. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a framework for decision making to help prioritize vaccinations in acute humanitarian emergencies. This article describes MSF's experience of applying this framework in addition to addressing key population needs in a displacement setting in Minkaman, South Sudan.
    • Potential use of microarray patches for vaccine delivery in low- and middle-income countries

      Peyraud, N; Zehrung, D; Jarrahian, C; Frivold, C; Orubu, T; Giersing, B (Elsevier, 2019-06-28)
      Microarray patches (MAPs), also referred to as microneedle patches, are a novel methodology that have the potential to overcome barriers to vaccine delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and transform the way that vaccines are delivered within immunization programs. The World Health Organization’s Initiative for Vaccine Research and its partners are working to understand how MAPs could ease vaccine delivery and increase equitable access to vaccines in LMICs. Global stakeholders have been engaged to evaluate technical, economic, and programmatic challenges; to validate assumptions where possible; and to propose areas of focus to facilitate future vaccine-MAP product development. This report summarizes those learnings.