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  • Seth Berkley

    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.

  • petri dish

    Saving antibiotics so that antibiotics can save lives

    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.

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  • On the Gavi website

    13 January 2017

    Punjab, Pakistan: first baby to be vaccinated with the rotavirus vaccine

    Punjab pioneers protect children from deadly diarrhoea

    Rotavirus vaccine introduction paves the way for national roll-out in Pakistan.

    08 December 2016

    2016 Cote d'Ivoire

    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?

    08 December 2016

    Syrian children

    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.

  • Videos and galleries

    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).

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