Racism is a Global Health Issue  Last week, GHC and other organizations across our network issued calls to action for our community, in light of recent violence. As public health professionals, we must use our voice to call out the disparities we see in the U.S. and around the world. Further, we must motivate ourselves…

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This is a guest blog by Dr. John Wecker, the director of Vaccine Access and Delivery at PATH. Resourceful, brave, committed — and perhaps a little addicted — that’s the kind of person it takes to ensure that vaccines reach children in the poorest countries of the world. People like Amani Abdelmoniem Mustafa, the manager of…

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This guest blog was written by Helen Evans, interim chief executive of the GAVI Alliance. GENEVA — I am Helen Evans, the interim chief executive of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, and our mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. Right now…

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Everyone knows that vaccines save lives, but the numbers are still impressive. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, more than five million lives were saved by vaccinations supported by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI). With the pneumococcal, rotavirus, and HPV vaccines rolling out in many countries, even more could be…

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NEW YORK, NY – Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-general of the World Health Organization in a high level panel hosted by GAVI, UNICEF and the Government of Kenya as part of the United Nations MDG Summit  said that “vaccines are the best buy in public health”. The GAVI Alliance was created in 2000 to respond to, and combat, rapidly…

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HANOI, Vietnam — The 4th Partners Forum on the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) concluded Nov. 19, on the 20th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations was established nearly 10 years ago to accelerate the availability of vaccines and immunizations for child-related illnesses. The…

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