In countries around the world, cadres of information specialists work behind the scenes, tracking expenditures and keeping immunization managers informed of financial matters. They play a crucial part in helping to ensure that all people have access to vaccines. In Cameroon, Mr.

by Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. Hotez is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics and the University Professor of Biology at Baylor University.

Smallpox was one of the most terrifying diseases in human history. Smallpox plagued humanity for thousands of years, killing one-third of its victims and disfiguring those who survived.

This blog post was originally published on Impatient Optimists, by Pascal Barollier, Director of Communications at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

I spent many of my teenage years living in Malawi, enjoying swimming in beautiful Lake Malawi. Wind on to age 30, and I was struggling to get pregnant. Eventually, following illness, I was diagnosed with schistosomiasis by a consultant and colleague at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.