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West African Nations Begin Ebola Recovery, But Disease Persists In Some Areas

Deseret News: As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages “…While [Ebola] has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to…

Gates Foundation Responds To Humanosphere’s Report On Experimental Malaria Vaccine

Humanosphere: Gates Foundation critiques our report on malaria vaccine Bryan Callahan, senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes a letter to the editor in response to Humanosphere’s recent article on the “clinical results of the latest … test of an experimental malaria vaccine championed by [the foundation],” saying…

India, Gavi Discussing Alliance’s Withdrawal From Country Over Next 5 Years

LiveMint: Gavi to withdraw funding to India “In a move that could potentially undermine India’s immunization program, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi) plans to withdraw funding to the country. … Gavi is now in talks with the government to decide the course of action for the next…

Rotavirus Vaccines Essential For Childhood Diarrhea Prevention

Global Health NOW: For Rotavirus, Prevention is the Best Medicine Mathuram Santosham, co-chair for the Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) Council, director of the Center for American Indian Health, and a professor of international health and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, recognizes World Immunization…

International Community Must Invest More In Vaccines, Reduce Gaps In Access

Huffington Post: The Steps It Will Take to Get Every Child Vaccinated Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The global health community must work together in three major ways to reach our immunization targets. We must ensure that vaccine supplies are affordable and…

Childhood Immunization Plays Essential Role In Building Resilient Health Systems

Foreign Policy: The Next Victims of Ebola Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, and Seth Berkley, president and CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…After more than a year of lost lives, lost economic growth, lost schooling, and, for many, lost hope, the temptation to rejoice about zero [Ebola] cases…

U.N. Resumes Childhood Immunization Campaigns In Ebola-Hit West Africa

U.N. News Centre: U.N. resumes vaccination drive for three million children in West Africa “For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns with an aim to protect…

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…