A medical doctor and epidemiologist, Dr. Seth Berkley joined Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance as its CEO in August 2011, spearheading its mission to protect the world’s poorest children by improving access to new and underused vaccines. Under his leadership, Gavi has now reached more than 640 million children in the 73 poorest countries, in its 16 years of existence. Prior to Gavi, Dr. Berkley founded the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in 1996, the first vaccine product development public-private sector partnership, where he served as president and CEO for 15 years.
While we might often think of preventing cancers as having to involve a major change in behavior or a shift in public health policies, Gavi argues there’s a much easier way: Vaccinations. Seth Berkley explains.
If countries are crying out for innovations and innovators are keen to scale up their solutions, why the struggle for demand and funding? Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance CEO Dr. Seth Berkley writes in this guest commentary that the most promising innovative ideas and technologies must be identified and looks at how they can be connected with influential public and private sector leaders.
Outbreaks of infectious diseases show us how we must bolster our defenses to achieve global health security. In this exclusive guest commentary, Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, marks World Immunization Week by discussing the importance of improving routine immunization to boost population immunity.
In a time of tight official aid budgets, only the private sector can take global health efforts to the next level. GAVI Alliance CEO Seth Berkeley reviews several examples of successful public-private partnerships in a guest opinion for PSI Impact.
No one likes it when a delivery fails to show, but when it happens with vaccines it costs lives, writes GAVI Alliance CEO Seth Berkley. Read how the alliance is convening a supply chain ‘Center of Excellence’ to leverage private-sector expertise to improve stock monitoring, data analysis and other elements vital to vaccine delivery.