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Release Of ‘The Art Of Saving A Life’ Project Coincides With Immunization Funding Meeting

Skoll World Forum: Elevating Art to Advance Science: A New View of Vaccination in 2015 Christopher J. Elias, president of global development at the Gates Foundation, discusses the “The Art of Saving a Life” project, for which the foundation “asked musicians, writers, filmmakers, painters, sculptors, and photographers to share stories…

Increased Political Commitment, Attention To TB Bolstering Control Efforts In India

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How India is moving the needle on TB Puneet Dewan, senior program officer for tuberculosis in the Gates Foundation’s India office, discusses TB efforts in India, writing, “The increased public attention, political commitment, and innovative solutions are generating much optimism and momentum around…

‘Coordinated, Integrated Response’ Will Accelerate Efforts To Eliminate Intestinal Worms, Undernutrition Among Children

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Linking Nutrition and Deworming Interventions for Improved Child Growth and Development Clayton Ajello, senior technical adviser for Vitamin Angels, David Addiss, director of Children Without Worms, and Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, write, “… By focusing…

Gates Foundation Collaborates With Artists To Raise Vaccine Awareness

Wall Street Journal: At the Gates Foundation, Artists Support Vaccine Effort “Brazilian artist Vik Muniz turned to an unusual building block to create his latest work: liver cells infected with a smallpox vaccine virus. … The piece is a part of ‘The Art of Saving a Life’ project, launch[ed Wednesday]…

#VaccinesWork Campaign Aims To Encourage Vaccination Through Art

New York Times: Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination “…[Vik] Muniz, the Brazilian-born photographer known for his unorthodox materials, has been working with the MIT bioengineer and designer Tal Danino on a series of trompe l’oeil images of microscopic organisms: cancer cells, healthy cells, and bacteria. … The work…

Partners Working To Introduce Injectable Polio Vaccine, Eradicate Disease

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: On the Path to Polio Eradication: Ensuring Lasting Protection Jos Vandelaer, chief of UNICEF’s Global Immunization Program, and Michel Zaffran, coordinator of WHO’s Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), discuss the progress made in introducing the injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into routine immunization…

Nigeria’s Efforts To Improve Vaccine Supply Chain Can Serve As Model For Other Countries

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Simple But Impactful: Transforming Nigeria’s Vaccine Supply Chain Inuwa Yau, an immunization specialist with UNICEF Nigeria, and Mahmud Mustapha Zubair, director of the Department of Logistics and Health Commodities at NPHCDA, write, “With support from Gavi, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF,…

Bill Gates Reflects On Global Health Progress Made In 2014

Gates Notes: Good News You May Have Missed In 2014 Bill Gates reflects on global health progress made in 2014, including a decrease in under-five deaths worldwide; milestones met in HIV/AIDS efforts; the widespread implementation of a rotavirus vaccine; a new TB treatment regimen; and Nigeria’s success in eliminating Ebola…