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  • Posted by Heather Teixeira on Apr 30, 2017  | 

    ACTION’s new Polio Accountability Tool tells the unique history of polio eradication and tracks the government dollars that make eradication a likelihood. Use this tool to track your government’s participation in this effort and help ensure that future generations are completely free from polio. Read more

  • Posted by RESULTS Australia on Apr 28, 2017  | 

    Nigeria has a population of nearly 192 million people and expects to add another 7.3 million newborns to its population. The country’s under-five mortality rate has been falling steadily since the early 1990s and has halved since the 1980s. Between 2001 and 2016, Nigeria received US $698 million in Gavi funding, which has supported supplementary activities for immunization against typical childhood diseases. Nigeria will need healthy citizens to help it on its development pathway, and these children, who have been given such a strong start in life, are sure to be driving the country’s future progress. Read more

  • Posted by Heather Teixeira on Apr 24, 2017  | 

    Every year, up to three million children’s lives are saved because of vaccines. Diseases such as tetanus and diphtheria, previously major killers of children are on the decline because of increased access to immunization for children all over the globe. The efforts made to date to roll out immunization services to children around the world are laudable. But, progress doesn’t equal a job completed. We need to push harder and further to reach those children that have been left behind. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that children don’t die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Read more

  • The Power of Vaccines Heather Teixeira

    We can end pneumonia now

    Posted by Heather Teixeira on Nov 11, 2016  | 

    Last year, nearly a million children under five around the globe died from pneumonia. Despite a vaccine and antibiotic treatment that makes pneumonia both preventable and easily treated, it kills more children each year than either HIV, tuberculosis, or malaria. It’s unconscionable that children still die in such large numbers from something we can prevent and treat. On Saturday, November 12th, we will observe World Pneumonia Day to raise awareness of this injustice. Read more

  • Posted by GHA France on Apr 28, 2016  | 

    Increasing numbers of countries will transition out of Gavi and other multilateral health funds- but will country governments be prepared to take over these funding windfalls? Read more

  • Posted by KANCO on Apr 26, 2016  | 

    Expanded funding for immunization programs provided by country governments will be critical to ensure all African children are able to access vaccines. Read more

  • Posted by RESULTS Canada on Apr 29, 2015  | 

    Let’s not make the eradication of smallpox a once in a lifetime anomaly. Let’s repeat this grand success and continue to eliminate vaccine preventable diseases as well as protect against those that are here to stay. Read more

  • Posted by GHA France on Apr 28, 2015  | 

    Measles moves fast. The highly contagious virus can strike anywhere at any time, be it in Nigerian refugee camps or California’s Disneyland Read more