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Apoorva Mallya

Title Program Officer, Vaccine Delivery
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Apoorva Mallya is a program officer for the foundation’s Vaccine Delivery team.

Posts By Apoorva Mallya

What Will It Take to Protect Children for Generations to Come from a Preventable Disease?

Vaccines work to save and improve lives and protect children for a lifetime. They have allowed us to eradicate one disease to date – smallpox in the 1970s, and now we have an opportunity to change history and end another second disease forever – polio.

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Love is Protecting Children from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

We are now accepting Letters of Inquiry for the development of an inexpensive “immunity assessment tool.” This could be a mouth swab, a finger prick or any other method that is quick and easy to administer and gives rapid results on a child’s immunity status. The development of this immunity assessment tool would be game changing.

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My First Trip to Afghanistan

I took my first trip to Afghanistan this February, and I have to say that I was not quite sure what to expect. Despite working closely with our partners there by phone and email for years, I didn’t know what it would be like on the ground, given what we see on the news in the United States about Afghanistan.

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Three Children Closer to a Polio-Free World

In April 2010, I traveled to Nigeria to monitor a polio campaign in the state of Niger. Just one year ago, polio was widespread across the state.

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