FOCUS 1000 2018 Annual Staff Retreat

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FOCUS 1000 has conducted its second annual staff retreat from 3rd to 5th January 2018 at the CHARMS Beach Hotel Aberdeen, Freetown. The yearly review meeting brought together over seventy staff members ranging from Programme, Research, Operations and Administration at national level, including our board members to evaluate progress and challenges in 2017 activities and plan for 2018 implementation using the SKIN  approach.

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New vaccine for typhoid approved

The UN agency responsible for health, WHO, has, at the end of December 2017, prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV.

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New research reveals that 32% of Adolescents say that vaccines can be dangerous

The Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) has today published a study which shows that around a third of adolescents in six European countries believe that vaccines can be dangerous.

The research, which was conducted by ComRes on behalf of CoMO, surveyed 3,026 participants aged 14 to 18 from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Poland between 24th March and 3rd April 2017. The study sought to examine adolescents’:
- Knowledge and perceptions of vaccinations
- Awareness and understanding of meningitis
- Preferred communication channels for receiving information on vaccines.

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