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Vaccines are often called the best buy in public health. And now, for the very first time, we have two new vaccines that will help stop pneumonia and diarrhea--two of the biggest killers of children under five around the world. In fact, these two preventable diseases kill more children than HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria COMBINED.
But if the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) is given the proper funding, we could save the lives of 4 million children in 5 years.
Read below to find out more about the power of vaccines, the lifesaving potential of these two new vaccines and how you can help.
ONE members at the GAVI conference last year One year ago today, as our colleagues in London held signs about vaccines alongside Bill Gates, we were glued to our computer screens in DC, waiting for donors’ pledges to come in for GAVI. GAVI had estimated that it needed $3.7 ... More
ONE blogger Bryant Shannon just came back from a trip to Ghana with ONE. He is a public health research scholar for the US Fulbright Program. Read more of his updates on his personal blog. Last year, along with thousands of other ONE members, I took part in ONE’s ... More
ONE blogger C.C. Chapman just came back from a trip to Ghana with ONE. Read more of updates on his personal blog. I may have successfully uploaded all my photos from my recent trip to Ghana, but I still have to go through and assemble a travel video.Thankfully ... More
ONE blogger Amy Graff just returned from a trip to Ghana with ONE. This piece was originally printed on The BabyCenter Blog.Last week, Ghana was the first African country to roll out two new vaccines simultaneously to protect children from the continent’s deadliest infant diseases, rotavirus and pneumonia ... More
This piece by Bill Gates, Sr. was originally published on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog. When my wife was pregnant with our first child, one of the worst polio epidemics in history was tearing through the United States. When my daughter was born, I was excited ... More
Action: 40. Time: 15 minutes. Level of difficulty: Easy.This is a picture of me and some of my playmates when I was 5 years old. I am the chubby one in the center, with the white and red dress on. I don't remember whose birthday we were celebrating ... More
Raj Shah's announcement today that the Obama Administration is committing $450 million over the next three years to GAVI confirms the President's commitment to help save lives through childhood vaccinations - often called the "best buy" in public health. MORE