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Financing for Development -- What Does Success Look Like?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Despite progress, too little attention, aid, financial justice and too little of the right kinds of investment are currently targeted at the countries and people that need it most. We must aggressively work towards equity of outcomes in order to reach those people left behind by the last development framework.

Saving Lives by Dinnertime: The Balancing Act of Global Health Parenting

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Our two daughters, Jessie and Abby, get vaccines. Not only do they receive their shots on schedule, but they've grown to understand why we've chosen to dedicate our careers to expanding access to immunization -- and they now know why we have to travel long distances, sometimes for extended periods of time, to help ensure that kids get the vaccines they need.

Partners Unite to Battle Brain Fever

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Laos began its JE vaccination campaign in 2013, and moving forward, Gavi will fund more than 1.5 million doses to ensure that every child between 12 months and 15 years of age has been vaccinated.

Be Bold: How Gavi Will Immunize Another 300 Million Children

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

A challenge stands before us: ensuring immunization of the world's poorest children. If we as global citizens can meet it, we will help protect the lives of millions in places too poor to afford vaccines.

Investments In Equity Will Impact Half a Billion Lives

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Gavi has worked to lower these barriers, leveraging an innovative business model that finances the introduction of new vaccines in developing countries, while simultaneously reshaping the vaccine market. The three inequities remain relevant today, however, and underscore the urgency and significance of what Gavi does.

2015: Full Speed Ahead

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

We are already midway through the first month of the 2015 -- and more importantly, midway through the Decade of Vaccines. With much to accomplish, I compiled a quick list of the 10 advances in global health and vaccinations I would like to see in 2015.

Roaring Ahead to End Measles

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

One of the most contagious viral diseases ever known, measles claims the lives of 330 people every day. Tackling this formidable disease takes a unique kind of determination.

Expanding Impact, Replenishing Hope

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

To say this has been a global health accomplishment of epic proportions would not be an overstatement.

Lifesaving Convictions

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

Though terrorism is an insidious threat, the biggest risk to Africa's children is disease, which often can be prevented through routine immunization.

New WHO Report Provides Road Map for Effective Vaccine Introductions

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

In the mid-1990s, when I started working with the World Health Organization (and at that time, the Children's Vaccine Initiative, a pre-cursor to the ...

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

As World Pneumonia Day 2013 is celebrated around the world today, I'm struck by the difference a decade has made in the control and prevention of pneu...

Transparency Is a Two-Way Window

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

While it is important to root out corruption in developing countries it is also worth remembering that by definition transparency should work both ways; that it is equally about holding wealthy nations and aid organizations to account.

Is All Well in the World of Vaccination? We Think a Booster Is Desperately Needed

Dr. Manica Balasegaram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Manica Balasegaram

While there have been significant achievements accomplished in the field of immunization, including by the GAVI Alliance, to bring new vaccines to the poorest countries, persistent gaps have revealed that immunization needs a major booster shot.

A Promise Is a Promise

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

In 2011 my organisation the GAVI Alliance held its first ever pledging conference in London, an historic meeting where we committed to help developing countries immunize an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, and prevent four million future deaths in the process.

Unique Partnership Breaks Vicious Cycle and Saves Millions of Lives

Impatient Optimists | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

Twenty years ago, while working with the US Agency for International Development, I was charged with getting more Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) ...

Doctors Arrested For Alleged Embezzling From Gates-Backed Charity

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact

NIAMEY, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Niger arrested about 20 doctors suspected of embezzling funds from a charity promoting vaccination in poor countries, set...

One Less Cancer to Worry About (If Only)

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 04.09.2013 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Perhaps the most insidious obstacle toward HPV vaccination resides in a nasty little parenting decision. When exactly should we vaccinate our boys and girls? The answer is key, because vaccines should be applied at least six months before the first exposure to the virus.

Private Sector Partnerships Can Transform Global Health

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

There's a growing and welcome awareness that the world's biggest health challenges have profound economic implications as well.

MLK, Jr And Why Child Vaccination Is a Moral Issue

Katherine Marshall | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Two million children each year die from diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The very idea of a single child's death is agonizing; multiply that by two million.

The Evolving Role of the Private Sector in Global Health

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 01.10.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

With such complexity, are all partners equally influential in public-private partnerships? And who holds the private sector accountable?

Rwanda's Bold Focus on Cancer Starts With HPV

Tom Murphy | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Tom Murphy

A recent WHO assessment of Rwanda's capacity to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) found that country failed on every measure.

Vaccines as a Sign of Progress in Myanmar

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

Myanmar has shown that even nations facing significant challenges can build a more secure and stable future by investing in vaccines and immunization.

Vaccines and Ensuring the Health of Children No Matter Where They Live

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

As world leaders gather this week at the General Assembly in New York, I'm encouraged by the focus on children's health alongside other pressing global issues. These discussions come in the wake of UNICEF's latest report on declines in child mortality around the world.

U.S. Leadership at Home Is Saving Lives Around the World

Seth Berkley, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Seth Berkley, M.D.

For the first time in history, these new vaccines are also reaching people in the developing world soon after they're available in wealthier countries, eliminating what used to be a delay of 15 years or more.

Ghana -- A Most Excellent Adventure

ONE | Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact

Seeing the starving kids on television does not prepare you for seeing it up close and personal. Standing outside the door of the in-patient room we were about to enter I took a deep breath to still myself for what may lay on the the other side of the door.