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I'm very proud to serve as Gavi CEO and put my experience in world vaccine development to work on a much broader range of diseases impacting developing countries.
My mandate as leader of Gavi's successful public-private partnership is very clear: to create a world where life-saving vaccines are available as soon as possible to everyone who needs them, regardless of their ability to pay.
Ever since antibiotics were first developed and heralded as a miracle of modern medicine more than half a century ago, experts have warned of the dangers of their misuse. By exposing bugs to just enough medicine to encourage resistance, the fear was that we would end up encouraging germs to evade the very drugs that were designed to counter their impact.
The warnings weren't heeded. In just a few decades, the widespread failure of our best drugs went from being a far-off possibility to a global reality. Currently, 700,000 people die every year because of drug-resistant pathogens, with those living in the poorest parts of the world being hit hardest. But this isn't just about antibiotics. It also applies to drugs used against big global killers such as HIV and malaria.
Read Seth's full article in the Wall Street Journal.
Read the Q&A with Gavi's CEO: lessons learnt from the 2011-15 strategy and what they mean going forward to Gavi 4.0.
Seth Berkley speaks at TED2015
More details and transcript on the TED website
13 January 2017
Punjab pioneers protect children from deadly diarrhoea
Rotavirus vaccine introduction paves the way for national roll-out in Pakistan.
08 December 2016
Peace, Progress and Public Health: Côte d'Ivoire on the road to recovery
Five years ago the Côte d’Ivoire was hit by a civil war that claimed thousands of lives and ravaged the nation’s healthcare system. Today, immunisation coverage is almost back up to its pre-war level. How has the country turned round its immunisation rates so quickly?
Gavi to support immunisation of children in Syria
Gavi Board decisions also taken to strengthen emergency vaccine stockpiles and to accelerate human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine programme to protect 40 million girls against cervical cancer by 2020.
28 January 2015
What Gavi will do now
Gavi CEO Seth Berkley explains what Gavi will be able to do with $7.5 billion.
22 April 2014
World Immunisation Week 2014
Message by Dr Seth Berkley for the World Immunisation Week
30 September 2013
Seth Berkley talks about life-saving vaccines at the Global Citizens Festival
GAVI CEO Seth Berkley joins Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute and actress Olivia Wilde at the 2013 Global Citizens Festival in Central Park, New York to support Sachs' campaign to train and deploy one million community health workers across sub-Saharan Africa “who will help deliver vaccines to keep people healthy”. Over 60,000 attended the concert organised by Global Poverty Project (www.globalpovertyproject.com).
Download biography of Seth Berkley
CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
TIME magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World"
Wired Magazine: "The Wired 25"—a salute to dreamers, inventors, mavericks and leaders.
Founder and former president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).
Rockefeller Foundation, Officer of the Health Sciences Division
Epidemiologist, the Ministry of Health of Uganda
Worked as a medical epidemiologist for the Center for Infectious Diseases of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA
Seth Berkley's fuller bio
Article on how geocaching could help improve vaccine supply chains, based on the outcomes of a TED Challenge talk given by Gavi CEO Dr Seth Berkley.
Zinio as a PDF
iTunes as a digital edition for the iPad
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