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 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).
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
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''.
Dr Ed Parker, LSHTM & Professor Calman McLennan Oxford/BactiVaC/BMGF
Prof James Wilson, UCL & Dr Edgar Whitley, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Professor Kirsty le Doare, St George’s UL/MRC Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) & Dr Fiona Culley, Imperial College London
Dr Chris Chiu, Imperial College London & Professor Robert Read, University of Southampton
Dr Rino Rappuoli, GSK
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.