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Rwanda’s sustainable strategy for saving lives

Agnes Binagwaho, Ministry of Health Rwanda and Anisha Hedge, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Rwanda has demonstrated the value of vaccines over the past 15 years, as the rollout of new and underused vaccines has helped us reduce under-five mortality by two thirds, and achieve the fourth Millennium Development Goal (MDG) along the...

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From launch to saving lives: what does it take to introduce new vaccines?

Michel Othepa, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) & John Snow, Inc. The introduction of a new vaccine to a country is not a one-time event—it’s a process. At USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), we know first-hand the extensive technical support required to introduce new and underutilized...

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Learning to get HPV vaccines to the world’s poorest girls

Celina Hanson (Gavi), Paul Bloem (WHO) & Emily Loud (Gavi).  Women in developing countries disproportionately suffer from the burden of cervical cancer, yet often their countries do not have resources to establish screening programs that save women’s lives elsewhere....

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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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Following the Cold Chain in Bangladesh

Leilia Dore, World Health Organisation In Bangladesh, routine immunisation reaches over 82 % of children with the vaccines they need to protect them against diseases like polio, measles, tetanus and many...

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Walking together for immunization: 15 years and counting

Steve Davis, President and CEO of PATH. In the past two decades, we’ve seen tremendous evidence of the power of vaccines to save lives and improve health. As the leader in global health innovation, PATH works across the spectrum from development to delivery, accelerating innovations in vaccines and other areas into better health and opportunity for...

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