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The women who made modern vaccines work

Have you heard of Edward Jenner, the inventor of the modern vaccine? Or Jonas Salk, whose polio vaccine was a turning point in the fight against this debilitating disease? If you know something about global health, you’ve probably heard of these vaccine pioneers.…

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Business unusual: the changing world of immunization supply chains

Emma Stewart, Policy & Advocacy Officer at PATH, and Heidi Lasher is an independent consultant working with PATH. Once considered a niche technical area, immunization supply chains – the network of staff, equipment, vehicles, and data needed to get vaccines safely from manufacturer to clinic – haven’t always been recognized for the important role they play in reaching ambitious health...

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Polio eradication: where are we now?

Ciara McCarthy, Gavi Ahead of World Polio Day, we spoke to Michel Zaffran, director of polio eradication at the World Health Organization, about the difficulties in vaccinating every child and what the success of the polio eradication programme means for our work to tackle other...

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