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Immunization Advocacy Work Resumes as Liberian Ebola Outbreak Recedes

Mike McQuestion, Director, Sustainable Immunization Financing Team at the Sabin Vaccine Institute The opening ceremony of a recent Liberia/Sierra Leone Peer exchange meeting. Photo by Cliff Kamara. One year into the Ebola outbreak, Liberia’s health system is in tumult, impeding progress toward the country’s sustainable immunization financing...

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Heard at #WHA68: Closing the immunization gap

Kristen Kelleher, Policy Communications Team Leader at PATH. At the end of May, PATH joined health leaders from around the world at the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) to discuss how to close the global immunization...

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Keeping our cool – cold chain lessons from Vietnam

Joanie Robertson, Supply Chain Manager, Gavi While significant money is spent by the Gavi Alliance on vaccine grants and on cold chain equipment through grants to strengthen health systems, the responsibility and expense of maintaining that equipment generally falls to...

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An HIV Vaccine is Coming.

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) remind us on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD) that the effective AIDS vaccine requested by President Clinton in 1997 is on its way. “Only a truly effective, preventive HIV vaccine can limit and eventually eliminate the threat of AIDS,” President Clinton...

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Lady Health Workers: The Backbone of Health Care in Pakistan

Huma Khawar, freelance journalist and communications consultant, Pakistan. “I don’t have any children of my own, but after 12 years as a lady health worker (LHW) all the children here in my village are my own children,” she explains as we sit together in a small village 150 kilometers outside Pakistan’s capitol of...

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