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Davos Vaccine Deal Signals A Major Shift In Global Health

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living

The world’s leading international coalition on vaccines and immunizations announced Wednesday that it will invest in a promising Ebola virus vaccine...

Faith in Vaccines

Katherine Marshall | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Katherine Marshall

Good news, bad news. Since 2000, over 500 million children have been vaccinated with support from the global alliance for vaccines known as GAVI.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Routine Vaccination Solutions for Nigeria Will Save Lives and Money

Tom Murphy | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Nigeria is home to one out of every eight child deaths worldwide, and the Decade of Vaccines Economics projects 90 percent vaccine coverage can save 600,000 lives and $17 billion in Nigeria over the next 10 years.

5 Tips For Young Professionals Who Want To Make A Difference

Monisha Kapila | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Monisha Kapila

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges facing children and families in our communities and worldwide. In the U.S. alone, more than 15 percent...

Childhood Vaccination: Introducing A Promising Milestone for Tomorrow's Children

Gro Brundtland | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Gro Brundtland

When I became the head of the World Health Organization in 1998, I was dismayed to see the reality of global health up close.

Watch: Vaccine Summit Raises $4.3 Billion

Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact


Winning Hearts and Minds With a Vaccine?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Orin Levine

Stopping meningitis epidemics makes good sense on many levels -- health, economic, and humanitarian among them. We need to approach this issue from a different angle: one of self-interest.

From Maryland to Rwanda: Linking Communities to Prevent Disease

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Orin Levine

Access to life-saving vaccines should not be determined by the lottery of birthplace and every child deserves a healthy future, whether they are born in Baltimore or Bangalore.

How Long Does It Take To Buy a Life-Saving Vaccine?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Procurement challenges and differences on pricing policies continue to vex our efforts to get vaccines to the world's neediest children.

GAVI: A Time to Celebrate ... And Reinvest

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Orin Levine

On its 10th anniversary, it is easy to appreciate the accomplishments of the GAVI Alliance, whose work has led to immunizations that will avert four million deaths in the developing world.

Calling on Kids of Investment Bankers, for Kids Who Aren't

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

If you're at a school where your parents and your parents' friends might be investment bankers, ask them this week if they have ever considered investing in the life of a child in the developing world.