Bill Roedy

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Comic Relief and GAVI: A Fun Partnership That Is Saving Lives

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM

There's something so genuine and heartwarming in sharing a laugh with a little boy or girl. People of all ages love to share their happiness. Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you.

That is the power of Comic Relief and its inspiring Red Nose Day fundraising campaign....

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Corporate Commitment to Improving the World Through Vaccines

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 3:08 AM

Every child deserves an equal shot at beginning his or her life healthy and safe.

But the reality is that a vast number of children - simply because of where they were born - are vulnerable to deadly diseases that have largely been muted in the rest of the...

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Sport Relief's Push for Immunisation

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 9:10 AM

People throughout the UK have come together in an extraordinary way in recent weeks for a cause greater than themselves. They literally are helping to repair the world through an extraordinary charity, Comic Relief, and its inspiring Sport Relief fundraising campaign.

The efforts of hundreds of thousands in the UK,...

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Saving Lives: Could There Be Any Better Return on Investment?

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 6:08 PM

Vaccines have been touted by economists, health experts and world leaders alike as one of the best buys in public health, and they are one of the safest and most effective ways to save children's lives and protect entire communities from infectious diseases. A quick jab in the arm or...

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Childhood Vaccines: Music to the World's Ears

(10) Comments | Posted June 16, 2011 | 11:54 AM

During my 20-year tenure as the Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International, I witnessed the ability of music to inspire hope and transform lives around the globe. Whether it was broadcasting U2's concert in Sarajevo a few years after the civil war tore the country apart, or inspiring a...

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Despite Huge Successes In HIV Prevention And Treatment, We Must Not Rest On Our Laurels

(23) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 10:27 PM

As we mark the 21st anniversary of World AIDS Day I'm delighted to see figures from UNAIDS announcing the death toll from HIV has dropped by more than 10% over the last five years. It's tremendously positive to note that finally, more people than ever before are receiving treatment for...

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