Andy Stergachis is Professor of Pharmacy and Global Health and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Health Services, and Director of the Global Medicines Program, University of Washington (UW). He serves as Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Studies and New Initiatives, School of Pharmacy, UW. He is an author of 148-2 peer-reviewed publications in areas such as pharmacovigilance, pharmaceutical outcomes, and clinical epidemiology and is Editor-in-Chief of theJournal of the American Pharmacists Association. Previously, he was Vice President and Chief Pharmacist of drugstore.com. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. His global drug safety research and training activities has been supported, in part, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and by USAID. He is a member of the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee for the US FDA and a member of Advisory Group to Global Alert and Response for the WHO. He served as senior advisor to the BMGF Safety Surveillance Working Group, Chair of the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium Safety Working Group, and is a Fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. He is Chair of the Expert Panel to Review Surveillance and Screening Technologies for the Quality Assurance of Medicines for United States Pharmacopeia, Co-Chair of the Low-dose Primaquine Safety Study Group for the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network, and a member of the Access and Product Management Advisory Committee for Medicines for Malaria Venture. He has conducted pharmacovigilance trainings and related capacity strengthening activities in numerous low- and middle-income countries.
October 16, 2017 / Eve Lackritz, Andy Stergachis, Maria Stepanchak
A new roadmap to increase the safety of maternal immunizations could help protect mothers and babies from vaccine-preventable, life-threatening infections.
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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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