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World Immunisation Week 2023 Webinars

The focus for World Immunisation Week 2023 was on maternal immunisation. Throughout the week the LSHTM Vaccine Centre and partners showcased new developments in maternal vaccines whilst providing an opportunity other vaccines with potential positive health outcomes. 

Day 1 - The Current and Future Landscape of Maternal Immunisation. With Professor Beate Kampmann (Charité Berlin/LSHTM), Dr Robert Mboizi (MU-JHU Uganda), Dr Simon Procter (LSHTM), Professor Paul Heath (St George’s, University of London) and Dr David Hodgson (LSHTM).

Day 2 -  A hybrid seminar to mark World Malaria Day and WIW. With Dr Magloire Natama, (Institute de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé in Burkino Faso) and Dr Mimi Hou (University of Oxford). 

Day 3 -  Webinar showcasing work on maternal immunisation by Early Career Researchers at LSHTM and beyond. With Dr Ed Parker. 

Day 4 -  Hepatitis E vaccination and implementation research. This webinar is jointly organised by the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), co-chaired by Dr Rejwana Haque Pial from IVI and Dr Kiesha Prem from LSHTM, with Dr Anh Wartel, Dr Tracey Chantler, Dr Katerina Rok Song and Dr Debra Jackson. 

Seminar focused on Shigella vaccines, with Professor Daniel Cohen (Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University).  

Day 5 - Maternal participation in vaccine trials, chaired by Dr Luisa Enria (LSHTM), with Dr Lys Alcayna- Stevens (KU Leuven & Harvard) and Sandrena Fischer (Ethox Centre, Oxford). 

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World Immunisation Week 2022 Webinars

For World Immunisation Week 2022, the VaC focussed on on vaccine developments and implementation challenges in key infectious diseases yet to be controlled/contained/eliminated by effective vaccines. Each day, we heard from experts in the field about different infectious diseases. The recordings of these webinars are below.

Day 1 - Malaria: Where are the vaccines? Dr Kevin Tetteh, Professor Faith Osier and Professor Alassane Dicko

Day 2 - Defeating Meningitis by 2030: the essential role of vaccines in the WHO roadmap. Dr Nicholas Davies, Dr Ed Clarke and Dr Caroline Trotter

Day 3 - Where are the vaccines that are better than the BCG? Dr Toyin Togun, Dr Jayne Sutherland and Professor Richard White

Day 4 - The chequered pathway to HIV vaccine development. Dr Tracey Chantler, Professor Tomas Hanke, Dr Vincent Muturi-Kioi, Dr William Killembe and Dr Walter Jaoko

Day 5 - Delivering life-saving vaccines in conflict situations – a case study from Afghanistan. Dr Palwasha Anwari, Dr Dagastir Nazary, Dr Najibullah Safi and Ms Veronique Maeva Fages

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World Immunisation Week 2021 Webinars

For World Immunisation Week 2021, the VaC hosted a series of remote events focusing each day on an important area of vaccine research, science and debate. The theme of the week 2021 was 'vaccines brings us closer''.

Day 1 - Vaccines against diarrhoeal illnesses

Dr Ed Parker, LSHTM & Professor Calman McLennan Oxford/BactiVaC/BMGF

Day 2 - COVID-19 vaccine passports or certification: a good or bad idea?

Prof James Wilson, UCL & Dr Edgar Whitley, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Day 3 - Enhancing mother’s gifts: Up and coming vaccines for pregnant women to protect their newborns from infections

Professor Kirsty le Doare, St George’s UL/MRC Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) & Dr Fiona Culley, Imperial College London

Day 4 - Human challenge models to advance vaccines against respiratory pathogens

Dr Chris Chiu, Imperial College London & Professor Robert Read, University of Southampton

Day 5 - Vaccine Centre Annual Lecture: “Vaccines and monoclonals to regain our freedom”

Dr Rino Rappuoli, GSK

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Group A Streptococcus with Professor Shiranee Sriskandan

What is Group A Streptococcus? Why isn't there a vaccine? Who is at risk from infection?

Professor Shiranee Sriskandan from the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London sits down with Professor Beate Kampmann from the LSHTM Vaccine Centre to talk about Group A streptococcus and the work being done in her lab and beyond.



STI Vaccine Road Map: In conversation with Dr Sami Gottlieb (WHO)

In this podcast, Professor Beate Kampmann director of the LSHTM Vaccine Centre, sits down with Dr Sami Gottlieb from the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organisation (WHO) to hear more about the global road map on STI Vaccines.

World Pneumonia Day - November 2019

To mark World Pneumonia Day a team from LSHTM and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme worked with Ministry of Health staff in Kilifi County, Kenya, to organise a series of events. This included five short films, two radio broadcasts and three community theatre events.


Nature Review article on vaccines

LSHTM academics contributed to an important article published in Nature in November: Immunization: vital progress, unfinished agenda

A summary video shares highlights from this work:


World Immunization Week podcasts: April 2019

To celebrate World Immunization Week the Vaccine Centre at LSHTM produced a short podcast series to showcase the important work going on in Vaccine application, innovation and evaluation at the School and beyond.

Episode 1: Progress towards a universal flu vaccine

Episode 2: Learning from Nature - protecting newborns against infections

Episode 3: TB and the story of the BCG vaccine

Episode 4: New TB vaccines - the cutting edge

Episode 5: Understanding vaccine confidence - insights from social science

Episode 6: A WHO perspective on vaccines and immunisation