Researching Immunization and Vaccinations in the Developing World
Here in Canada and the western world, immunization, and vaccination is organized proficiently within our health care system from the time an individual is an infant until death. It is embedded in the education system, and become a necessity before international travel. This needed disease preventable course is not readily available in the developing world. “Vaccines are often expensive for the world’s poorest countries, and supply shortages and a lack of trained health workers are challenges as well. Unreliable transportation systems and storage facilities also make it difficult to preserve high-quality vaccines that require refrigeration,” (Gates Foundation, 2015).
The latest well known outbreak in Western-Africa includes Ebola, and a new developing vaccine has been created, and they are working with front line workers who are the most needed and at the highest risk of receiving transmission of the virus are now volunteering to a part of the trial. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), is now enrolling and vaccinating volunteers for the Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine against Ebola (STRIVE). This study will assess the safety and efficacy of the rVSV-ZEBOV candidate Ebola vaccine among health and other frontline workers,” (CDC Newsroom, 2015).
Even with the near eradication of Polio worldwide, the lack of access to vaccination still causes transmissions of diseases. “The first case of polio in Mali since 2011 and WHO says the 19-month-old child was stricken in Guinea before arriving in Bamako,”(Canadian Press, 2015). “An estimated 1.5 million children die each year—one every 20 seconds—from vaccine-preventable diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia,” (Gates Foundation, 2015). The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is part of a global ‘Vaccine Delivery’ program, this is a program that Bow Tie Kreative would partner with to help streamline and research a much needed process throughout the rest of the world. Bow Tie Kreative would include researching Ebola vaccines, looking at cheaper but more reliable means of transporting, storage and inventory, including improving overall health care within the developing world. Bow Tie Kreative is about building independence, and providing solutions to companies, and individuals looking for empowerment and growth.
Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone. (2015, April 14). Retrieved September 8, 2015.
Vaccine Delivery. (n.d.). Retrieved September 8, 2015, from http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Development/Vaccine-Delivery
World Health Organization: Polio detected in Mali after being imported from Ebola-hit Guinea. (n.d.). Retrieved September 8, 2015, from https://ca.news.yahoo.com/world-health-organization-polio-detected-mali-being-imported-131556976.html