Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Orin Levine

Title Director, Vaccine Delivery
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Orin Levine leads the foundation’s efforts to accelerate the introduction of new vaccinesand related technologies and to improve routine immunization systems. He is the Foundation’s focal point for engagement with the GAVI Alliance whose mission is saving children’s lives by increasing access to immunization in poor countries.

Before joining the foundation’s Global Development Program in 2012, Dr. Levine was a Professor of International Health, and Executive Director of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has also served as a Steering Committee Member of the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration and Co-Chair of its Global Access Working Group, as well as President, Committee on Global Health, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

Dr. Levine graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College and received a PhD in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Posts By Orin Levine

Roaring Ahead to End Measles

For the past 89 years, the Lions have embraced Helen Keller’s challenge to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” I felt honored to address them at their 97th Annual International Convention in Toronto yesterday, and to commend the latest of their tireless efforts to aid the blind and visually impaired.

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Wissen Sie wo der Impfpass Ihres Kindes ist?

Eine der wichtigsten Investitionen, die wir für unsere Kinder, Gemeinden und künftige Generationen tätigen können, ist in eine sorgfältige Nachverfolgung der

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Remembering Ciro de Quadros, Global Health Hero

The world of public health and vaccines got a little dimmer on Wednesday, May 28th, when one of our leading lights, Dr. Ciro de Quadros, passed away at the age of 74.

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Expanding Impact, Replenishing Hope

Last week in Geneva and Brussels, global immunizations celebrated their tremendous past and set the stage for an even more promising future. At the World Health Assembly, the world’s health ministers recognized four decades of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), and in Brussels the GAVI Alliance kicked off its ambitious plan for its fourth phase, 2016-2020. Together, the EPI and GAVI have saved the lives of millions of children, and their potential for impact has never been greater.

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It’s World Immunization Week: Do You Know Where Your Child’s Vaccination Card Is?

Like many parents, my wife and I eagerly documented the first few years of our daughters’ lives, excited to chronicle every milestone. We can dig out video footage of their first steps, and unroll the old growth charts where we measured their heights each year. I have no doubt we could also find their early finger-paintings, and every single report card—but if we were asked to produce a record of their immunizations, we would come up short.

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