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Amanda Shortell

Title Associate Program Officer
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Amanda Shortell is an Associate Program Officer on the Vaccine Delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She joined the foundation in 2011 and works on programmatic areas related to training and learning, and community engagement in immunization.   

Posts By Amanda Shortell

Teach to Reach: A Story of Immunization Training

Today, global organizations, development partners, and national governments still spend millions of dollars annually to support trainings utilizing an outdated, didactic ‘cascade style’ model – the same one we have been using since the Expanded Programme on Immunization began in 1974. Yet, there is no evidence to suggest that this model is working.

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Innovative Immunization Training in Nigeria

Following the Teach to Reach summit, which focused on improving immunization training, immunization specialists share successes and lessons learned in their efforts to innovate and improve around immunization training in Nigeria.

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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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