E&K Health Consulting’s comparative analysis of the historical impact of vaccines on public health provides compelling justification for further investments

As part of our work at E&K Health Consulting we are often called upon by our clients to help them justify and motivate investments on healthcare interventions. Recently, we have been working on a pitch for investments on vaccines research whereby we had to demonstrate that vaccines have played a pivotal role in the control of infectious diseases in humans and have proven to be one of the most significant medical interventions in public health. E&K Health Consulting’s comparative analysis of the incidence of some vaccine-preventable infectious diseases between the pre-vaccines era1 and the year 20122 in the USA indeed demonstrates this significance. This provides compelling justification for further investments in vaccines against current and future medical concerns including Ebola

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1. Roush SW, Murphy TV, Vaccine-Preventable Disease Table Working G. Historical comparisons of morbidity and mortality for vaccine preventable diseases in the United States. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. Nov 14 2007;298(18):2155-2163.

2. CDC. CDC. Notifiable diseases and mortality tables. MMWR: Morb Mortal Wkly Rep2013;61(52):ND-719–32.

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