Jackson Ndgewa is the Vaccine Advocacy Officer with Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO). He is responsible for the overall project management of KANCO’s vaccine advocacy. Jackson has worked in international development since 2005 with non-profit organizations like SNV - a Netherlands based antipoverty organization, Kenya National Institute of Development Research and Advocacy and as a VSO volunteer in Nepal working with injecting drug users. As a qualified social scientist, with experience working closely with government institutions, he possesses good credentials in health programming and rights-based advocacy, policy work, research and civil society strengthening.
May 14, 2012 / Jackson Ndgewa
Throughout World Immunization Week last week, I was inspired to look around at what has been achieved in immunizations and child health in my home country of Kenya, but also across the continent and around the world.
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"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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