Posts Tagged ‘immunization’

GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 6/19/2017

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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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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Making This "The Decade of Vaccines"

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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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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GAVI Alliance and the Power of Vaccines

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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Childhood Immunizations: Successes Evident; Equity Gaps Clear

WASHINGTON – More than 100 million infants worldwide are now receiving the key immunizations they need to survive before their first birthday every year. There is great cause for celebration for the lives saved by this remarkable achievement, which was reported to a standing-room only crowd at the National Press Club Wednesday by the World…

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