Posts Tagged ‘vaccines’

GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 5/01/2017

GHC Reflects on its Own First 100 Days In global health, we know benchmarks matter. They’re the difference between whether a child reaches his or her 5th birthday or dies of a vaccine-preventable illness. They signal how a health system would respond to the next pandemic or humanitarian crisis. What gets measured gets done, and…

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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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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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Potential UNEP Treaty Language Could Impact Vaccines

This is a guest blog by Erin Fry, Government Affairs Officer of PATH. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting the development of a treaty on mercury which may include language that impacts access to vaccines in poor countries. Thiomersal (which also goes by the name thimerosal) is a key preservative that contains small amounts of…

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Amani: One of the Vaccine Delivery Heroes

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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Vaccines: Saving Lives and Dollars

This is a guest blog by Erin Fry, a government affairs officer at PATH. Last week, I attended a briefing on Capitol Hill titled “Making the Case for Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccines for Global Health” sponsored by Research!America, the Global Health Council, and PATH. The briefing focused on how vaccines not only save lives, but dollars, too. Panelists Marc LaForce of…

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Virus-sharing: A Victory for Global Health Diplomacy

This guest blog is written by Rachel Irwin, a PhD candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a member of the Global Health Council delegation to the World Health Assembly. GENEVA — For over 50 years, countries have shared samples of their viruses via the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Influenza…

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Vaccines: The Best Shot for our Health and Economy

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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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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