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New WHO Report Provides Road Map for Effective Vaccine Introductions

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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
ONE

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.

Good Things Come in Different-Sized Packages

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Decisions around vaccine container size and type -- whether single-dose vial, multi-dose container or pre-filled syringe -- have important implications for a variety of stakeholders.

Access to the Power of Vaccines

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Several major announcements have been made in recent weeks about the expansion of vaccine access to the world's poor.

Global Vaccines Group Plans To Buy Cervical Cancer Shots

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living

LONDON — A global vaccines group said Thursday it was working to buy shots to protect up to 2 million women and girls in poor countries from cer...

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

Bill Roedy | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Bill Roedy

A quick jab in the arm or drop in the mouth can provide a lifetime of protection against some of the deadliest threats we face.

Polio Parallels

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

To a technical community accustomed to other vaccines that routinely provide 80%, 90%, or even 95% protection, the new potential Malaria vaccine's level of protective efficacy is considered almost disappointing.

Vaccines: The Biggest Bang for the Buck in Global Health

Seth Berkley, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
Seth Berkley, M.D.

The power of vaccines is evident around the world, but nowhere will it be more so than in the over 30 developing countries that will begin -- for the first time -- to immunize their children with new rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines.

Progress That Demands Performance

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

For someone who has worked diligently for over a decade to accelerate access to new life-saving pneumonia vaccines, announcements like this week's make it all seem worth it.

Watch: Vaccine Summit Raises $4.3 Billion

Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact

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Vaccines Save Lives: Every Child, Everywhere

Bill Gates | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Bill Gates

With the continued generosity of donors and the commitment of developing countries to reach every child, everywhere, the world will reach the point where the circumstances of a child's birth have nothing to do with whether he or she gets lifesaving vaccines.