Immunization in Pakistan

It is World Immunization Week and the global health community can celebrate the fact that a large share of the world’s children no longer suffer illness and death due to vaccine preventable diseases. However, the families of Pakistan still suffer greatly; children in Pakistan are less likely to have benefitted from the cost-effective intervention of […]


Building a sustainable post-2015 agenda with vaccines

I am delighted to participate to the European Development Days (EDD), Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation organised by the European Commission. It is a landmark event in the development calendar and an important opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with European development practitioners and partners worldwide. It is also a major […]


Pakistan’s Polio Priorities

When Pakistan’s new government is sworn in on Wednesday it has a historic opportunity. The new administration under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif could be the government to eradicate polio from Pakistan, one of three countries where the crippling disease remains endemic. But they must overcome critical challenges to succeed. From providing security to health […]


Cervical Cancer Crisis Card launched

New Government must tackle cervical cancer that Crisis Card shows kills 7,000 women Pakistan every year from cervical cancer. Australia provides a global model to tackle the disease. More women die of cervical cancer in India than anywhere in the world. India along with China, Brazil, Bangladesh and Nigeria represent over 50% of the global […]


Ghana Health Service: It works

I accompanied GAVI CEO, Dr Seth Berkley, on a joint country visit with Mr.  Bill Gates to Ghana two weeks ago.  This was Mr Gates first visit with the Ghana Health Service. We spent our first morning on the field, visiting more specifically the Community-based Health Planning and Services initiative’s compound which is part of […]


Seth Berkley on Immunization in Pakistan

Every child, no matter where he or she is born, should have the opportunity and the right to a healthy life, and vaccines are one of the best ways to provide that. Not only do they save lives and prevent disease, enabling children to grow up and lead productive lives, but vaccines are also very […]