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Immunizations Prevent 2-3M Deaths A Year, But Gaps In Coverage Still Remain

Huffington Post: Close the Immunization Gap! Get Vaccinated Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director-general for family, women’s and children’s health, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…At the World Health Organization (WHO), we estimate that immunization prevents between two and three million deaths every year from…

Aid Groups, Governments, Multilateral Agencies Must Continue Efforts To End Malaria

The Hill: Malaria is on its way out — but the fight isn’t finished Daniel Speckhard, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief “… As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the President’s Malaria Initiative, and World Malaria Day … we’re seeing more access to treatment and smart malaria prevention…

Collaboration, Integrated Approach Important To Reach Development Goals

Devex: A road map to transforming lives Mark Viso, president and CEO of Pact “…Despite our best intentions and years of good work, the current model of development continues to prove unsatisfying to many of us. Many efforts continue to be pursued in silos. There is a lack of mutual…

African CDC Must Engage With WHO, AFRO To Achieve Its Health Goals

The Lancet: The African CDC and WHO AFRO Editorial Board “…If the African CDC develops into a strong organization, it should help bolster disease surveillance and response on the continent. However, it needs to work with existing health agencies in Africa, especially WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), to ensure…

Vaccinations Essential To Protecting Health, Well-Being Of Children In India

Huffington Post: Giving Our Children A Shot At Health Vishwajeet Kumaar, scientist and founder and CEO of Community Empowerment Lab “This World Immunization Week (April 24-30), countries around the world will celebrate one of the most transformative health interventions in the history of public health — vaccines. … Last month,…

Ebola Epidemic Provides Local Media With Critical Lessons In Health Communication

Devex: Empowering local media can make the difference: 5 lessons from the Ebola crisis Alison Campbell, senior director for global initiatives at Internews “…A preliminary assessment done by Internews in November found more than 300 types of social mobilization and messaging systems in the three worst-affected countries: Liberia, Guinea and…

World Must Make Continued Investments To Eradicate Polio

Globe and Mail: Vanquishing a virus Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor, and Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada “…Thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), launched by Rotary International, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and joined more…

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