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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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Immunisation: a powerful piece of the equality puzzle

Anuradha Gupta, DCEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance A mother and father celebrate their baby’s vaccination in Nepal. Photo: Gavi/Oscar Seykens. In 2016, girls and women are still more likely to miss out when it comes to the advances of global development: going to school, getting well paid for their work or representing their country...

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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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