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Gavi Requests $7.5B From Donors As Funding Conference Approaches

Reuters: Vaccines group seeks $7.5 billion as disease fight reaches peak “The Gavi global vaccines alliance is seeking to raise $7.5 billion at a funding conference in Berlin next week, as its battle to prevent infectious diseases in millions of children reaches an expected peak. … The coming 2016-20 period…

Global Health Research Ranking Table Puts Oxford Atop U.K. List

Science Magazine: University of Oxford named United Kingdom’s global health front-runner “Only a handful of U.K. universities are deeply involved in the fight to improve global health, according to a new ranking table released yesterday at the United Kingdom’s Houses of Parliament. The idea behind the list — which follows…

Childhood Vaccinations Provide Lifelong Health, Economic Benefits

Huffington Post: A Birthday Gift to Last a Lifetime Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[T]he impact of immunization only begins with a vaccine shot. Where sickness impoverishes, health empowers, and not just individuals but economies too, helping to lift them out of poverty, potentially reducing dependence on…

Systematic Changes In Pricing, Procurement Must Occur For Universal Access To Affordable Vaccines

The Lancet: What are affordable vaccines? Editorial Board “…Although the world’s poorest countries are supported by Gavi, [a new report from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)] describes how a large group of middle-income countries, aid agencies, and Gavi-graduating countries are struggling to afford key vaccinations. … MSF calls on governments and…

Private Sector Must Join Governments In Providing Unprecedented Amount Of Humanitarian Aid

Project Syndicate: Aid in a World of Crisis António Guterres, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees “…Protracted wars, environmental disasters, and state failure have stretched the international humanitarian aid system passed its breaking point. If the UNHCR and other relief agencies are to address the unprecedented amount of human need, they…

Kaiser Family Foundation Examines Americans’ Views On U.S. Role In Global Health

Kaiser Family Foundation: Data Note: Americans’ Views On The U.S. Role In Global Health This new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation “shows the public, including a plurality of Republicans, Democrats and independents, wants funding for global health maintained. Americans’ top priorities for global health funding focus on meeting basic…

U.N. Launches Appeal For Additional $1B To Stamp Out Ebola In West Africa

Bloomberg News: Ebola Fight Needs $1 Billion More as Outbreak Wanes “Ebola remains a global health emergency, the United Nations said today as it sought another $1 billion in donations to fight the deadly outbreak in West Africa…” (Bennett/Kitamura, 1/21). Reuters: U.N. Ebola chief calls for final $1 billion to…