Erin Hohlfelder

Erin Hohlfelder
Erin is ONE’s Policy Director for Global Health, specializing in infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and health financing. Before joining ONE in 2010, she worked for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, where she helped to develop and lead advocacy, partnerships, and legislative efforts around NTDs. She also previously spent time living in Kenya, where she conducted research on care for female AIDS orphans.

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Nigeria is on its way to being polio-free

Nigeria is on its way to being polio-free

Today marks a great milestone in global health: Nigeria has been polio-free for one year! This is the longest Nigeria has ever gone without a case. To put this milestone in context, back in 1988, polio was widespread around the world, paralyzing more than 1,000 children every day. Today, polio has been reduced by 99%,…...
From sports to health: Meet the “15ers”

From sports to health: Meet the “15ers”

Throughout June and July, I was fixated on—some might even say obsessed with—cheering on the US team in the Women’s World Cup. I still remember where I was and how I felt watching the 1999 US women’s squad (dubbed “the 99ers” by sports media) win the tournament in dramatic penalty kicks, so I was equally…...
The G7 and Health: A glass half full, but undrunk

The G7 and Health: A glass half full, but undrunk

When the G7 leaders met in Bavaria, Germany over the weekend and released their annual communique on Monday, many were quick to ask: what does this mean for us? Was the glass half full or half empty? On first glance at the communique’s section on global health, the answer could easily be half—or even more…...
Malaria in the time of Ebola

Malaria in the time of Ebola

Every year, the global health community marks April 25th as World Malaria Day—a time to reflect on the toll of the disease, the progress we’ve made in combatting it, and the work ahead. But this year, with the Ebola crisis still hovering over West Africa, things feel a little bit different. On one hand, there’s…...
Photos: what “girl’s empowerment” really looks like

Photos: what “girl’s empowerment” really looks like

In the weeks since our Poverty is Sexist report launched, I’ve found myself reflecting on some of the statistics included on those pages: A woman in Sierra Leone is 183 times more likely to die in childbirth than a woman in Switzerland. 39,000 girls become child brides every day. In least developed countries, average litera......
Babies react to new pledges for vaccines: in GIFs

Babies react to new pledges for vaccines: in GIFs

In a massive feat of endurance, ONE members have been campaigning relentlessly for increased support for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance for the last eight (yes, eight!) months. They’ve tweeted, instagrammed, held meetings, signed petitions, made phone calls, shared their children’s drawings, and demonstrated on the streets &#......
It’s a no-brainer: fighting Ebola and saving children’s lives

It’s a no-brainer: fighting Ebola and saving children’s lives

Ebola has generated news around the world as an unprecedented global health crisis requiring urgent global action. At the same time, far from the headlines, millions of children continue to die from simple, preventable diseases like pneumonia and diarrhea. Vaccines are some of the lowest-cost, highest-impact ways to help redu...
World AIDS Day report:  3 Ways to accelerate progress

World AIDS Day report: 3 Ways to accelerate progress

The world has made incredible progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS—adding millions more people to life-saving treatment, gradually reducing the rate of new HIV infections, contributing more financial resources, and developing better tools to fight the disease along the way. But for more than three decades, the deadly dise......
Explore ONE’s Ebola Response Tracker

Explore ONE’s Ebola Response Tracker

When crises like the West African Ebola outbreak hit, the job of advocates is to hold leaders accountable for their pledges, ensuring that countries deliver the services needed on the ground as quickly as possible in order to save lives and rebuild for the long-term. There are many trackers monitoring financial pieces of the ......

ONE’s Ebola Work

Post last updated November 7, 2014 Overview ONE’s health portfolio has traditionally focused on issues that have had centuries-long impact on African communities: AIDS, TB, malaria, vaccine-preventable diseases, and other drivers of maternal and child deaths. The emergence of the West African Ebola outbreak has forced ......

The GAVI Alliance: A Life-Saving Partnership

In 2013, an estimated 6.3 million children around the world died before their fifth birthdays. Even more tragically, nearly all of these deaths were due to preventable causes—diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea, which together kill more children each year than AIDS, TB, and malaria combined.  Vaccines are some of the l......