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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

Measles: Preventing a Predictable Consequence of the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Once the EVD outbreak is on the retreat, every effort should be made by partners and the affected countries to reinstitute routine health services, including immunization.

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Connection Through Captivation: The Art of Vaccines

Some of the world’s leading artists show how vaccines have transformed the world.

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The Gift of Good Health - #GivingTuesday

On Giving Tuesday, your donation to Shot@Life could help a child receive the life-saving gift of vaccines.

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2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award Winner: Agence de Médecine Préventive

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 African countries.

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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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