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Introduction of Dengue Vaccines

Date/Time: 28 January 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Richard T. Mahoney, Ph.D.
Speaker Affiliation: President, RTM Associates, Sedona, Arizona
Venue: John A. Burns School of Medicine, Kaka’ako Campus, 651 Ilalo Street, MEB Auditorium (Room 315)

For more info: Cori Watanabe 808-692-1654
Description: Dengue virus causes as many as 390 million infections annually, resulting in significant morbidity. Currently, a number of efforts are underway to develop vaccines against dengue. The public sector is undertaking efforts to create an enabling environment for vaccine introduction. Recent work by Brooks and colleagues provides a framework for analyzing which efforts should be undertaken before licensure. They conclude that actions before licensure are required to eliminate the decade or more it normally takes to introduce new vaccines into developing countries. We apply their methodology to dengue and identify a number of critical areas where public sector actions before licensure can greatly accelerate vaccine uptake.