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.
November 24, 2014 / Orin Levine
On Giving Tuesday, your donation to Shot@Life could help a child receive the life-saving gift of vaccines.
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October 15, 2014 / Orin Levine
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Agence de Médecine Préventive as the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award winner for EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone
July 08, 2014 / Orin Levine
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.
June 05, 2014 / Orin Levine
Eine der wichtigsten Investitionen, die wir für unsere Kinder, Gemeinden und künftige Generationen tätigen können, ist in eine sorgfältige Nachverfolgung der
May 30, 2014 / Orin Levine
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.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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