Reaching every last child with immunization using implementation research methods

A child gets vaccinated in Kebbe State in Nigeria.
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A child gets vaccinated in Kebbe State in Nigeria.

14 September 2016 | Today, we have vaccines for many childhood illnesses. However, an estimated 20 million infants still go unvaccinated against preventable illnesses such as measles, Hepatitis B, and diphtheria. More than half of these children (60%) live in lower to middle-income countries. By strengthening routine vaccination programmes an additional 1.5 million children’s deaths could be avoided.

Strategic Plan 2016-2020: Investing in knowledge for resilient health systems

31 March 2016 | The new Strategic Plan was developed by members of the Alliance Board, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee and Secretariat, with input from stakeholders worldwide. The plan details the Alliance’s ambitions for the next years, with objectives that build on serious analysis of its achievements to date and of where it can hope to make a difference in regard to the needs of today’s world.

2015 Annual Report: Influencing Policy

31 March 2016 | The 2015 Annual Report uses detailed examples of the Alliance’s work to provide an overview of approaches and accomplishments over the past year, including references to guidelines and methods developed.

New Alliance Board chair takes over

A warm welcome to Professor David Peters, new Alliance Board chair

4 February 2016 | The Alliance is pleased to announce that Professor David Peters, chair of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has taken over from John-Arne Røttingen as the new chair of its Board.

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Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

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