‘The Informed Parent: A Science-based Resource for Your Child’s First Four Years’ promises to bring parents an accessible introduction to breastfeeding, sleep training and vaccination.Read More
My name is Jolijn Uittenbogaard and I am a European Public Health master student at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
My thesis concerns attitudes of European adults to seasonal influenza vaccination (also known as the flu).
A documentary about the impact of human papilloma virus (HPV) shows how cervical cancer affects ordinary families and highlights the value of the HPV vaccine. ‘If you don’t realise how dangerous this virus is then we’ll take you out to the cemetery and show you our daughter’s tombstone,’ says the father of a women whoRead More
When deaths from vaccine-preventable disease hit the headlines, the public debate on mandatory vaccination always resurfaces. Do parents have the right to put their kids’ lives at risk? As car seats and seat belts are compulsory in most countries, why not vaccinations? Another reason in favour of mandatory vaccination is that, unlike car seats andRead More
Most countries in the European region have officially eliminated measles and rubella, according to the WHO’s Regional Officer for Europe – but others need to catch up.Read More