Tag: global development

The Girl Who Could Do Anything

Christine McNab, senior consultant in photography and communications for development.  First, there was Wandee. A baby girl, born in a wooden house as the rains receded from the rice fields, 55 years ago....

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The (online) gateway to a healthier future

Yulia Yurova, Gavi Imagine that you are a manager responsible for a national immunisation programme. Through evidence-based case studies and advocacy, you have secured your Finance and Health Ministry’s endorsement to apply for a range of Gavi-supported vaccines: now it’s up to you to ensure political commitment is translated into life-saving protection for the next generation of...

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STEP-ping up to share skills and save lives

Emily Loud, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “There is a lot to manage to make sure children are vaccinated in Kenya. With hard to reach areas, inadequate transport and high turnover of workers, I used to wonder how we were going to keep everything going.” In her work as a community nurse, Lucy Wanjiku saw the damage done by preventable diseases, and wanted to do something about...

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Preventable diseases are still alive and kicking, even though vaccines work to stop them.  For a better look at outbreaks around the world, check out this great map from Council of Foreign...

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Spreading the word about vaccines in Ethiopia

Rachael Hore, Gavi What does it take to get people to claim their right to protection against deadly diseases? The answer is as varied as the people in question. In Afar, Ethiopia, actors, singers and dancers are all part of innovative efforts to help families in this rural community demand the vaccinations their children deserve just as much as youngsters living...

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The Board Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, says we must share vaccine technology with all countries to save lives.  He recently went to China to see how they can help with this...

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