To increase access to antibiotics we need a three-pronged approach: increase the availability of antibiotics, ensure they are appropriately used, and partner with relevant stakeholders to remove barriers to access. Here is how this can be done.
Seth BerkleyFrom falsified medical products to drug shortages, there are many issues feeding into the global issue of AMR. Agree that we need to “use all the weapons in our arsenal” to tackle this issue, and #vaccines are on the frontline in this fight. Via @devex
Since its creation in 2000 in Davos, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has immunized 760 million children and saved more than 13 million lives, making it one of the most successful public-private partnerships to date. How can Gavi continue its impressive...
This brief looks at the impact of immunization and the importance of immunization equity through the assessment of five countries. We hope this can help facilitate conversations for Gavi investments both at the global and country level while asking...
Seth BerkleyUseful @NYTParenting article outlining why the flu is so serious for young children and why it’s not too late to get #vaccinated. This flu season is “already proven to be an ugly one” in the US so arm yourself with the facts. #VaccinesWork
Cervical cancer can be eliminated in this country thanks to advances in screening and vaccination, the NHS has declared. It is the first time the health service has said that a form of cancer can...
Seth Berkley“More sensitive & reliable screening & the development of a vaccine have increased confidence that cervical cancer can be eliminated” in Britain. Interesting reading in @thetimes but we also need 2C there is adequate HPV vaccine 4 high incidence countries
The rich and powerful will gather in Davos this week, but claims of elitism still dog the event.
Seth BerkleyThanks @BBC for including creation of @Gavi in the list of “real achievements” to come out of #Davos. I’m looking forward to attending w/Gavi partners 2 celebrate our 20th anniversary & continue to champion equal access to life-saving #vaccines at #Wef20.
Even combination therapies do not prevent such pathogens from becoming resistant
Seth BerkleyAn intriguing new study suggests that "drug combinations can speed the development of resistance”. Many methods to prevent AMR are risky, but #vaccines are a safe and effective way of preventing diseases - and reducing the need for antibiotics!
What would happen if all vaccination suddenly stopped? Nothing at first, then periodic epidemics of deadly diseases affecting the most vulnerable first and then the rest of us.
Seth BerkleyThis is a must-read: “All indicators from the pre-vaccine era, combined with the current realities of worldwide travel and population levels, tell us that the world would be turned upside down without vaccines.” #VaccinesWork
The organisation behind Davos faces a conflicted identity, increased competition and uncertain succession
Seth Berkley“Klaus Schwab points to @Gavi, a global vaccination alliance launched at Davos 20 years ago, as an example of a successful public-private partnership to which the @wef “played midwife”. Interesting piece in @Economist about #Davos & #wef20
At a time of increasing nationalism and a rejection of globalism, infectious disease is a reminder that we are interconnected and all have a stake in global health security.
Seth BerkleyInfectious diseases do not have borders, so, as the world becomes ever more interconnected, an infectious outbreak anywhere is a risk everywhere. Read piece my for @wef on why we all have a stake in global health security to learn more