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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ONE’s Ebola Work

Post last updated October 14th, 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 force......

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......
Ebola response: World Health Organisation releases new plan

Ebola response: World Health Organisation releases new plan

This morning, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new Ebola Response Roadmap—a detailed plan for stopping the ongoing West African Ebola outbreak over the next six to nine months. This updated document is an important step in ensuring that the world’s response to the outbreak is better coordinated and more com......
This is personal: Flight MH17 and HIV/AIDS

This is personal: Flight MH17 and HIV/AIDS

On Thursday, frantic emails started popping up in my inbox.  News had broken that a plane had crashed in Ukraine, with hundreds of crew and passengers dead. It registered as a horrible and senseless event; nothing more. Then, I started to learn that some of the passengers were heading to the 2014 International AIDS Conferenc......
Remembering vaccines champion  Dr. Ciro de Quadros

Remembering vaccines champion Dr. Ciro de Quadros

Before I came to ONE, I spent a few years working at the Sabin Vaccine Institute.  While there, I was lucky enough to cross paths with a number of luminaries in the public health space, including Dr. Ciro de Quadros, Sabin’s Executive Vice President. Ciro was one of those unique people whose reputation precedes them—long......
What a week it’s been for vaccines!

What a week it’s been for vaccines!

The GAVI Alliance held their pre-replenishment meeting, hosted by the European Commission (EC), in Brussels on Tuesday. GAVI’s CEO Seth Berkley highlighted the progress they’ve achieved so far, and announced GAVI’s new targets for the 2016 to 2020 period: raising $7.5 billion from donors to immunize an additional 300 mi...
Saving 5 million lives: Better than a World Cup victory

Saving 5 million lives: Better than a World Cup victory

Quick! With less than a month to go until the World Cup kickoff, can you name this football star based on this childhood photo? OK, OK…this was a trick question (if you guessed Erin Hohlfelder, then you’re probably my parents). I may not have been quite good enough back in the day to make it to…...
6 Questions for Dr. Deborah Birx, global AIDS coordinator nominee

6 Questions for Dr. Deborah Birx, global AIDS coordinator nominee

PEPFAR has helped put millions of HIV-positive people in the developing world on ARV treatment, allowing them to live healthy lives and have HIV-free children like Bethwel Nyangweso and his son. After months of holding our breath, we were pleased that the Obama Administration recently nominated Dr. Deborah Birx to be the n......
Big news: World leaders pledge $12 billion to AIDS, TB and malaria

Big news: World leaders pledge $12 billion to AIDS, TB and malaria

You’ve been at it for almost a year now: sending postcards, signing petitions, making phone calls, hosting dance parties and more.  All of this in support of The Global Fund’s replenishment—one of the most important moments of the year in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria. And your hard work paid off. World leader......
What activists need to know about GAVI’s big vaccine meeting in Stockholm

What activists need to know about GAVI’s big vaccine meeting in Stockholm

Sweden: home to famous DJs, sunken ships, delicious gummy candy, and—for two days this October—150 vaccine donors, manufacturers and advocates from around the world. I traveled to Stockholm last week for the GAVI Alliance’s Mid-Term Review (MTR) meeting to take stock of the progress GAVI has achieved and explore its cha......
President Obama: Be a global health hero this Halloween

President Obama: Be a global health hero this Halloween

Photo credit: Clyde Wills.  Every Halloween, I love watching the streets of Washington, D.C., fill up with some of my favorite superheroes: Superman, Katniss Everdeen, Troy Polamalu, Susan B. Anthony (who doesn’t love a nerdy costume every now and again?). But in just a few weeks, a batch of slightly more buttoned-up hero......
A different take on #Pinktober: Tackling breast cancer in Africa

A different take on #Pinktober: Tackling breast cancer in Africa

If you’re a football fan like I am, it’s been nearly impossible to miss the neon pink sweeping across the league this October.  The color has reemerged everywhere, from penalty flags to jersey stitching, as part of the NFL’s annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer—a disease that affects more than 200,000 ......