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Orin Levine

Roaring Ahead to End Measles

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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.

Remembering Ciro de Quadros, Global Health Hero

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

The world of public health and vaccines got a little dimmer on Wednesday, May 28, when one of our leading lights, Dr. Ciro de Quadros, passed away at the age of 74.

Expanding Impact, Replenishing Hope

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

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

It's World Immunization Week: Do You Know Where Your Child's Vaccination Card Is?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Ranking among the very best investments we can make in our children, our communities and in future generations, vaccines merit meticulous tracking. They serve as the promise that children will be able to grow up healthy and reach each of the milestones we envision for them.

Is measles vaccination the biggest unrecognized success in global health?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

During an interview with CNN this week, Dr. Hans Rosling - iconic co-founder of Gapminder and professor of global health at the Karolinska Institutet ...

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...

Driving Blind

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

One of the requirements for a driver's license is the ability to see. One of the first things you learn in driving school is to keep your eyes on the...

Challenges to Polio Vaccines in Nigeria

Tom Murphy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

As the world nears eradicating polio, Nigeria stands as one of the few countries that remain polio endemic.

A Step Forward in the Fight Against Dengue

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

The world is anxious for a dengue vaccine. It is estimated that 40 percent of the global population is at risk, and in too many countries, dengue fever is common and frequently causes outbreaks.

Talking Global Health Is Talking Jobs

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

As the campaigns start looking to win over every vote in the pivotal swing states, it may be worth examining more closely the local links between global health and jobs, and the opportunity to tap into an issue that could energize university students.

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.

First Steps Toward the Last Mile in Nigeria

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Likewise, as one of only three remaining countries in the world with endemic polio transmission, they have recently ramped up efforts to eradicate polio from the country, and thereby, help rid it from the entire world.

10 Years of Vaccine Progress in 10 Days

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Finding the right balance between affordable prices, innovation, and supply security will require hard work, patience, and a long-term view.

Our Germs in the Gorillas' Midst

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

With the expanded use of life-saving interventions like the pneumococcal vaccine, we need to learn as much as possible about the remaining causes of severe pneumonia in children as we can.

Unexpected Returns

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

In 1986, as a sophomore at Gettysburg College, I accompanied my dad, a pediatrician and vaccine researcher, on a two-week trip to Rwanda. I was insta...

Uncommon Rewards

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

The rewards of a career in public health are infrequent and often hard to see. In clinical medicine, doctors and nurses have the benefit of experiencing the impact they have on people's lives on a daily basis.

Three global health trends for the next decade

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

In the past two decades, the international donor community has ushered in a historic expansion of global health programs. Through multi-country initi...

First Steps into the Decade of Vaccines

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

At the World Economic Forum this year, Bill Gates announced the Decade of Vaccines with a $10 billion commitment from his Foundation to support its a...

Winning Hearts and Minds With a Vaccine?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Sparking a Movement for World Pneumonia Day

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Only in its second year, it seems like World Pneumonia Day might be moving from spark to blaze -- engaging governments, child health organizations and advocates in an effort to spotlight the leading killer of children.

Pneumonia's Final Verse

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

A quick Google News search this morning using the term "pneumonia" brought up a bunch of stories. Most of them were about Canadian folk singer Bruce C...

Excuse Me, But Your Opinions are Putting Everyone at Risk

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Orin Levine

This blog entry is authored by Toy McGee, one of Orin Levine's graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This post is ...

Tomorrow's Vaccine Policy Leaders

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Want a sneak peak at the future of global health? One way is to find out what's on the minds of the next generation of policy leaders and influencers.

From Maryland to Rwanda: Linking Communities to Prevent Disease

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

I Wish I were the Leader of a G-8 Country

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

I wish that I were the leader of a G-8 country this week. There are two reasons. First, the G-8 is meeting in Huntsville, Ontario, one of my favor...