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Walking the Talk: Three Keys to Ending Vaccine-Preventable Deaths

Katrin DeCamp and Robert Steinglass, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program Reposted from The Huffington Post Kenya; courtesy of Ronald Dangana/MCHIP At month’s end, African health and finance ministers will meet in Ethiopia for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in...

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On the Frontlines: Supporting Health Workers that Deliver Lifesaving Vaccines

Photo: Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International. Scott Weathers, Global Health Corps Policy Fellow at IntraHealth International One of the greatest successes in global health in the past 25 years has been the slashing of childhood mortality rates around the world driven by increased access to vaccines delivered by frontline health...

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Five years at the heart of global immunisation

Dagfinn makes a new friend at health centre in Cambodia. Photo: Gavi/Luc Forsyth. Dagfinn Høybråten has served as Board Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance since 2011, overseeing some monumental achievements in global vaccination programmes for the world’s poorest...

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Sri Lanka: five steps to vaccine success

Chris Endean, Gavi Sri Lanka, which reports a near 100% vaccine coverage rate, is one of four countries scheduled to take on the full cost of its immunisation program in 2016, departing from Gavi...

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Final push against polio: Punjab shows the way in Pakistan

Emily Loud, Gavi, with help from Acasus. Vaccinator in Punjab province uses a mobile application to register immunisations. Photo: Acasus / 2014 It’s not often you pick up the phone and hear the voice of a senior minister at the other end, asking how you think local immunisation services could be...

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How understanding gender inequalities can help vaccinate more children

A mother and child at a health clinic in Bangladesh. Photo: Gavi/GMB Akash Emily Loud, Gavi When you look at this photograph, what do you see? Although gender equality doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think about immunisation, it’s almost always mothers who fill the frames of images illustrating vaccine campaigns across the...

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Cartoon: how do vaccines work?

Great cartoon by Maki Naro explains how vaccines work, and why we need to immunise ourselves against misinformation. Originally posted on...

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