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.
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.
Accelerating the development of affordable new vaccines for the developing world is one of the most important factors in reducing child deaths and lif...
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World Polio Day, which we recognize on October 24, is a reminder that even though this disease is gone from the United States, it must not be forgotten. Diseases like polio and measles continue to cripple and kill children in other parts of the world.
Two things terrified Peter Hamilton as a child: a disaster overcoming his family, and polio. Remnants of that fear and the relief at being vaccinated triggered an emotional connection when he saw an early version of the film about scientist Jonas Salk's struggle to find a vaccine to stop polio in the 1950s.
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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.
Last week's international AIDS Vaccine conference in Barcelona may best be described as a roller coaster ride marked by highs and lows. Starting with the highs, the 1,000 scientists and advocates at the event celebrated last month's news that a experimental vaccine "cleared" HIV in monkeys infected with the virus.
Last night in Washington, a group of leaders gathered to talk about something that really matters. Not political gossip, but children. The 18,000 young children who die each day of things we know how to prevent.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has put its stamp of approval on a vaccine that will pave the way to protecting millions of children from a devastating disease called Japanese encephalitis (JE).
Your child, my father, and all of our loved ones who may be suffering from illnesses are not rats or dogs or monkeys. So why do animal experimenters keep treating them as though they are?
Depending on your age, health and personal preference, there are six different ways to get immunized against influenza this year.
Slow Health takes just a bit more mindfulness and thought. But a little dose of that every day can help us move the needle on our own health, and because health is social, the health of our loved ones and community.
This tendency for vaccinating parents to stay out of the discussion is what's causing vaccination to lose its bandwagon appeal. Anti-vaxers are loud. The rest of us need to be loud too, because there's nothing crunchy about a resurgence of polio.
Not vaccinating your children has real costs. From a purely economic perspective, there is a pretty solid incentive for making vaccination a worldwide requirement.