Archive for 'immunisation'
India has been polio free since January 2011. Before the launch of polio immunisation campaigns in 1995, an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 polio cases were being reported annually, so that's quite an achievement. The near-eradication of polio in India was made possible by the strong ownership of the Government of India, and by the efforts of [...]
Have you ever been to the cinema and seen a trailer for a film that you previously had no interest in watching and then suddenly thought to yourself, "That is a movie I CANNOT MISS"? That was the idea behind this three-minute film by a talented young filmmaker called Ryan Youngblood that I stumbled across [...]
The social media room at last week's GAVI conference was quietly buzzing. People's faces were lit by the blue light of their lap top screens and, in one corner, a steady stream of influential people commented and reported into the TV cameras. I blogged three times during the four hours and tweeted crazily to get [...]
Today we get to celebrate a significant milestone for global health equity. The GAVI Alliance, an organisation that helps make sure children in poor countries get the same vaccines that children in rich countries do, just met its fundraising target for the next four years. They did it despite the fact that donors everywhere are [...]