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Owen Barder, Global Health Policy Progressive development thinkers have welcomed the announcement of new money for the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI), and support the partnership between governments and the private sector. A minority of NGOs have criticized GAVI on the grounds that...

Erika Check Hayden, Nature News As president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, 66-year-old Tachi Yamada has been responsible for allocating billions of dollars to health projects around the world. He leaves this month after 5 years in...

Christabel Ligami, The East African The biting shortage of vaccines for childhood killer diseases that has hit public hospitals across the country is a pointer to the challenges facing Kenya’s health sector. From perennial procurement flaws to a shortage of hospital staff to faltering research projects, the...

Geena Wardaki, ONE Blog You probably already heard the good news this week, but public and private donors committed a total of $4.3 billion from now until 2015 in support of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). This means GAVI and its partners are...

Rhona MacDonald, PLoS Medicine Community Blog Given the current economic climate, the sight of countries trying to outbid each other in their generosity to pledge money for vaccines at the first ever GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) “pledging” conference in London on 13th June...

Bill Roedy, Huffington Post During my 20-year tenure as the Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International, I witnessed the ability of music to inspire hope and transform lives around the globe. Whether it was broadcasting U2's concert in Sarajevo a few years after the civil...

The Economist GLOBAL-HEALTH experts are often a glum lot, but a few billion dollars should be enough to perk anybody up. Over the past decade the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), founded with the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has become...

Chris Fleming, Health Affairs Blog Vaccinating children around the world against infectious diseases has saved the lives of millions over the past several decades. Now new opportunities exist to overcome remaining challenges, according to articles in the June 2011 issue of Health Affairs, Strategies For The...

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