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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.

  • The looming threat of yellow fever

    An outbreak in Brazil of the deadly disease should raise an alarm in the rest of the world...

    Read the full article in the New York Times. 

  • @GAVISeth Twitter feed

  • 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. Full article: Wall Street Journal.


  • On the Gavi website

    15 June 2017

    DRC: a nurse vaccinates a child

    Gavi to help protect millions more children against polio

    Gavi Board agrees to extend support for inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to 2020; new policy on fragile settings, emergencies and refugees also approved.

    23 May 2017

    Seth Q&A

    Big Ideas: Gavi CEO Seth Berkley’s Q&A, Part II

    Ahead of Seth Berkley’s speech to the 2017 graduating class at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC on 23 June, Global Health published a two-part Q&A with the Gavi CEO. In this second article, Seth shares his concerns about the expansion of the vaccine hesitancy movement, explains why digital identity technologies in low- and middle-income countries can help improve vaccine coverage, and discusses the value of testing the potentially important malaria vaccine.

    23 May 2017

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Gavi welcomes election of new WHO Chief

    Former Gavi Board member Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is elected Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • 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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