Global Citizen sprach mit Seth Berkley, CEO der Impfallianz Gavi, über die Bedeutung von Impfungen.
Seth BerkleyI had the pleasure of speaking to @GlblCtzn about the rise of vaccine skepticism, why immunization is such a cost- effective health measure and the role Germany can play to improve the global uptake of #vaccines. (In German)
Childhood vaccines are often subsidized in the poorest countries. But not for those moving up the wealth ladder.
Seth Berkley“@Gavi projects that 70% of the world's under- immunized children will live in middle-income countries by 2030.” This is the sad reality we face if some governments continue to underfund immunization programs.
A Nigerian father who used to chase health workers away from his home has a change of heart.
Seth BerkleySeeing his son suffer from a vaccine-preventable disease was enough to turn a vaccine skeptic into an advocate. It's a hard lesson to learn, but an important message to share. #VaccinesWork
The billionaire American Microsoft founder (pictured in Nigeria) says people have forgotten the death and devastation wreaked by diseases such as measles, polio and pneumonia.
Seth Berkley“As vaccination rates have increased in poor countries, they've started to drop in wealthier ones.” Powerful words @BillGates. Thanks for highlighting @Gavi's role in increasing #vaccination rates around the world.
The European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorisation to the Ervebo Ebola vaccine in European Union member states.
Seth BerkleyThis is a great step forward for global health security. This vaccine has huge potential and paves the way for a @Gavi-supported global Ebola #vaccine stockpile. Thank you to our partners for making this authorization happen | @WHO@Merck
Vaccination is one of public health's greatest achievements, responsible for saving
billions of lives. Yet, 20% of children worldwide are not fully protected, leading
to 1·5 million child deaths annually from vaccine-preventable diseases. Millions...
Seth Berkley.@TheLancet: 20% of children are not fully protected with vaccines. That is why the next phase of @Gavi is so critical - it is our mission to reach these zero dose children.1.5 million children still die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases.
It sounds far-fetched, but one doctor believes aerial drones could prevent fatal overdoses and heart attacks
Seth BerkleyThanks to our partners at @UPS and @Zipline I have seen firsthand how we can harness the power of #drones to deliver life-saving #vaccines and supplies. Now one doctor believes they could prevent fatal overdoses and heart attacks = interesting approach!
Using psychology and public health practices, we can fight against anti-vax sentiment.
Seth BerkleyVery interesting read with a different take. Vaccine misinformation & hesitancy has been around since the 1800s; Not a modern problem, but an urgent one. Could "building trust in the public health system & in public health practitioners" be the solution?
Seth BerkleyThank you for the feature! I spoke to @gvaobserver about the power of #vaccines, my goals for @Gavi, antimicrobial resistance and why eradicating polio is one of my top priorities. You can read or listen to the full profile here
UK aid is responding to our changing world and tackling the great challenges of our time
Seth BerkleyGrt article! This principle is the heart of @Gavi’s structure. We support developing countries w/ goal that they get to a point where they can fund their own vaccination programs. @AlokSharma_RDG brilliantly captures why that aspect is so important.