Organized by USAID Continuity of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Care in the Time of COVID-19: Webinar 2 July 23, 2020 RSVP Please join the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership for its second webinar of the three-part knowledge exchange webinar series. Country leaders will discuss practical…

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Organized by Gavi CSO Constituency with ACTION, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, RESULTS UK & Save the Children Accelerating Access to Routine Immunization in the Time of COVID-19: What follows Gavi’s replenishment? June 30, 2020 Follow the link to join The COVID-19 pandemic is claiming lives across the globe and causing disruption to the delivery of primary health…

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Organized by the Graduate Institute, Geneva Global Health Centre Immunizing Global Health Against Disruptions June 23, 2020 RSVP Covid-19 has disrupted essential health services: separating patients from health workers; diverting staff, attention and funding; and breaking medical supply chains. The rippling health effects will amplify the already devastating impact of the coronavirus alone. Immunization has…

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Overcoming COVID-19 will require understanding vaccination hesitancy By Kaitlin Christenson, VP, Vaccine Acceptance and Demand at Sabin Vaccine Institute The scale of the COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed a significant effort to develop a vaccine against the disease: today, there are 10 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in clinical trials. As we get closer to the reality of…

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GHC Participates in Delegation to CDC Last week, Global Health Council (GHC) co-led a small delegation of 15 members and partners to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the course of two days, delegates met with CDC leadership, participated in discussions with division directors, and toured the laboratories to learn more…

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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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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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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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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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