Vaccines

World Health Organization: Building a Healthier Future for Tomorrow

This post originally appeared on the Better World Campaign website, and was written by Kelli Meyer. The Better World Campaign (BWC) works to foster a strong, effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations to promote core American interests and build a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. They are a 2018 Global Health…

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A Grand Challenge: Make Flu History

This blog post was written by Bruce Gellin, President, Global Immunization, the Sabin Vaccine Institute as part of GHC’s Member Spotlight Series. The post is adapted from a Fortune commentary first posted on Fortune.com on April 30. View the original post here. The Sabin Vaccine Institute is a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake globally,…

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Cervical Cancer vs. Womankind: Game, Set, Match

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-altering experience that can be summed up in one word — fear. Irrespective of an individual’s geographic location, socioeconomic status, gender, education, religion, or ethnicity, cancer provokes this universal response. Today cancer remains one of the most frightening diagnoses for a patient. This is primarily because even with all…

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A year in review: The top stories in global health innovation that shaped 2016

This guest post was written by Kat Kelley, Senior Program Assistant at Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), and originally appeared on GHTC’s website. 2016 was a year that ushered in significant shifts in the global health landscape. We witnessed the waning of the Ebola epidemic and the waxing of the Zika outbreak; important leadership changes…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 16.4 – Addressing the global shortages of medicines, and the safety and accessibility of children’s medication

GHC, in collaboration with AAP, EGPAF, and PATH, would like to address agenda item 16.4. We share WHO Secretariat’s concerns about shortages of essential medicines for children. Children have distinct pharmacotherapy needs related to drug administration, medicine-related toxicity, and taste preferences, and require medicine formulas that are tailored to their ages, sizes, physiologic conditions, and…

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Eradicating Polio Requires Protecting Vaccinators

By Dr. Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council. This post is part of the #ProtectingKids blog series. Read the whole series here. Vaccines against debilitating and deadly diseases save the lives of over 2.5 million children every year[i]. They are an arguably smart global investment with an economic return of 18-30%.[ii] Vaccine campaigns, especially in the developing…

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GSK and MVI Announce Promising Malaria Vaccine Trial Results

Last week GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Intiative (MVI), announced that the world may be closer to a malaria vaccine than once thought.  Working together, MVI and GSK announced results from a large scale trail in Africa testing the RTS,S vaccine which demonstrated…

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Vaccines: What's Your Elevator Speech?

John Donnelly reports from a Capitol Hill briefing WASHINGTON – The question was simple. You’re on an elevator. You’re standing next to a Tea Party member of Congress. What’s your elevator speech to persuade the U.S. representative that it’s important to invest in vaccines for the developing world? At Thursday’s packed Hill briefing titled, Vaccines: The…

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Pneumonia in Africa – The Silent Killer

This guest blog was written by Jeanette Strydom, the communications officer at Africa Health Placements, a member organization of GHC based in Johannesburg. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Pneumonia — Africa’s silent killer — is responsible for more deaths of children under the age of 15 than AIDS and malaria combined. This forgotten killer, however, does not…

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Beginning Today, the Promise of a World Without Meningitis

This guest blog was written by Monique Berlier, head of communications for the Meningitis Vaccine Project, a partnership of PATH and the World Health Organization.   In 1996 and 1997, the largest meningitis epidemic in African history swept across sub-Saharan Africa, killing 25,000 people. For ministers of health in meningitis belt countries stretching from Senegal in the…

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