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.
March 02, 2016 / Orin Levine
All of our vaccine-related work together depends on strong delivery systems within countries. Behind this work stand the passionate, dedicated individuals who make up the Vaccine Delivery Country Programs and Partnerships team.
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April 28, 2015 / Amie Batson, Orin Levine
This World Immunization Week, Orin Levine and Amie Batson reflect on the value of vaccines.
March 14, 2015 / Matt Hanson, Orin Levine
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.
January 15, 2015 / Orin Levine
Some of the world’s leading artists show how vaccines have transformed the world.
November 24, 2014 / Orin Levine
On Giving Tuesday, your donation to Shot@Life could help a child receive the life-saving gift of vaccines.
"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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