Dr. D.S. Akram is a pediatrician from Pakistan who recently joined ACTION’s U.S. partner, RESULTS Educational Fund, on a tour of the United States to speak in support of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Ahead of the January 27 global funding summit for Gavi, I sat down to speak with Dr. Akram about her work and progress on immunizations in Pakistan.
One Indonesian institution is on an important mission: To develop and produce vaccines for every child in the country.
New numbers from the WHO show that 39,000 people diagnosed with drug-resistant TB are on waiting lists to get life-saving drugs – the first time such a waiting list number has been released.
It's been almost one year since June 8, 2013 – a day when the world celebrated the success of a global summit to raise funds to fight the leading killer of the world's children.
Last week African leaders publicly recognized the importance of vaccines, pledging their support for increased investment in the health of Africa’s next generation.
When I first started working on vaccine advocacy in 2011 the situation was clear – most children in the world had no access to the vaccines that could save their lives. As a dedicated problem solver, I was proud to work for ACTION, a partnership of advocacy organizations mobilizing resources and shaping policies to ensure access to health for all.