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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 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

  • Posted by ACTION Secretariat, Washington, D.C. on Jan 26, 2017  | 

    The World Economic Forum bills its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, as the "foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top private sector leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas." The Forum’s mission, improving the state of the world, has typically focused on various aspects of private sector led macro-economic growth. 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 RESULTS UK on Apr 27, 2016  | 

    Launched today, a new equity scorecard from RESULTS UK and Save the Children UK highlights the need to go further, act faster and make access to immunisation fairer if we are to reach universal immunisation coverage. 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 Heather Teixeira on Apr 25, 2016  | 

    All children deserve to live free from the threat of polio. This World Immunization Week, let’s all throw our shoulders into the effort to eradicate polio. Read more