Introducing our new blog series, ‘The power of vaccines’

As we’ve been hinting for weeks, ONE will be launching a huge action around vaccines sometime soon. But before we officially introduce the petition to you, my plan (as your trusty editor of the ONE Blog) is to make sure you know everything you need to know about vaccines.

Although vaccines may not be the sexiest subject in the world, they have the incredible power to stop two of the biggest killers of children in poor countries: diarrhea and pneumonia, two completely preventable diseases.

So, over the next few weeks, keep an eye out for posts in our new series, “The Power of Vaccines.” Hopefully, they’ll help explain why vaccines are one of the most powerful health interventions ever developed, why we should invest in them and how we can get vaccines to the people who need them the most.

There will be guest posts from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH and GAVI. There will be something about Alaska and dogs, although I want that to be a surprise so I won’t say too much more on that. And there will be a chance for you to pick our global health expert Todd Summers’ brain a little bit.

Either way, stay tuned to the ONE Blog for more updates. On Friday, I’ll be sharing a few man-on-the-street interviews that I conducted in front of the White House. They’re kind of embarrassing…but I think you’ll love it. Meanwhile, take a look at the video above — it traces one rotavirus vaccine’s path through Nicaragua.