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Molly Abbruzzese

Title Senior Program Officer
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Molly Abbruzzese is a Senior Program Officer on the Vaccine Delivery and Ethiopia Health Teams at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She joined the foundation in 2011 and works on programmatic areas related to training and learning, systems strengthening, and increasing equity in health service delivery. 

Posts By Molly Abbruzzese

Teach to Reach: A Story of Immunization Training

Today, global organizations, development partners, and national governments still spend millions of dollars annually to support trainings utilizing an outdated, didactic ‘cascade style’ model – the same one we have been using since the Expanded Programme on Immunization began in 1974. Yet, there is no evidence to suggest that this model is working.

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Working toward Universal Immunization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)

For the past four years, John Snow, Inc (JSI) has worked to develop an innovative, sustainable model—Universal Immunization Through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS)—that empowers health workers and communities to solve problems locally to reach every child with vaccines. To date, the achievements of the JSI team and its Ethiopian government counterparts are the result of a collaborative effort—and they reflect the catalytic impact grantees like JSI can have on the health of hard-to-reach communities.

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How Can We Strengthen Immunization Services in a Rural District in Northern Uganda? A Profile of START Volunteer George Momanyi

START catalyzes district health workers to build planning and monitoring skills to strengthen immunization programs.

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Data Quality. Data for Decision-Making. Data for Action.

Data, data, data. We know it’s important. We talk about it all the time. But how do we actually take all the rhetoric around data and bring it to reality in the field? How do we help ensure that data are not just collected as a ‘tick the box’ exercise, but that health workers are empowered to utilize them to best deliver important health interventions where they are needed most?

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