Health Affairs Briefing: Vaccines

Wednesday, 27th of January 2016 Print

Tracy Gnadinger

As Seth Berkely CEO of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance notes in an interview in the forthcoming issue ofHealth Affairs “Vaccines do not deliver themselves.” They also dont finance their own development or distribution educate the public about their benefits or eliminate income disparities in access to health services. The complex environment in which vaccines are discovered produced and delivered is the theme of the February 2016 issue of the journal.

You are invited to join us on Tuesday February 9 2016 at a forum at the National Press Club in Washington DC featuring authors from the new issue.

Tuesday February 9 2016
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington DC 13th Floor

Register Today!

You may follow live Tweets from the briefing @Health_Affairs and join in the conversation with#HA_Vaccines.

Panels will cover: The Value Of Vaccines Sustainable Financing Of Vaccines Delivering Vaccines and Childhood Vaccines In The US.

Among the confirmed speakers are:

  • Jon Kim Andrus Executive Vice President Sabin Vaccine Institute on Combining Global Elimination Of Measles And Rubella With Strengthening Of Health Systems In Developing Countries
  • Robin Biellik Member European Regional Measles/Rubella Verification Commission on Slow Progress In Finalizing Measles And Rubella Elimination In The European Region
  • Logan Brenzel Senior Program Officer Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on EPIC Studies: Governments Finance On Average More Than Fifty Percent Of Immunization Expenses 2010-11
  • Joseph L. Dieleman Assistant Professor Global Health Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation University of Washington on Vaccine Assistance To Low- And Middle-Income Countries Increased To $3.6 Billion In 2014
  • Judith Kallenberg Head of Policy Gavi The Vaccine Alliance on Gavis Transition Policy: Moving From Development Assistance To Domestic Financing Of Immunization Programs
  • Abigail Lowin Student Columbia Law School on A Tale Of Two States: Mississippi West Virginia And Exemptions To Compulsory School Vaccination Laws
  • Michael McQuestion Director Sustainable Immunization Financing Sabin Vaccine Institute on Routes Countries Can Take To Achieve Full Ownership Of Immunization Programs
  • Glen Nowak Professor and Director of Center for Health & Risk Communication Grady College University of Georgia on Exploring The Impact Of The US Measles Outbreak On Parental Awareness Of And Support For Vaccinations
  • Sachiko Ozawa Assistant Scientist Department of International Health Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health on Return On Investment From Childhood Immunizations In Low- And Middle-Income Countries 2011-20
  • Carol Pandak Director PolioPlus Rotary International on The Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Progress Lessons Learned And Polio Legacy Transition Planning
  • David B. Ridley Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Associate Professor of the Practice of Business and Economics and Faculty Director Health Sector Management Program Fuqua School of Business Duke University on No Shot: US Vaccine Prices And Shortages
  • Jason L. Schwartz Assistant Professor Department of Health Policy and Management Yale School of Public Health on When Not All that Counts Can Be Counted: Economic Evaluations And The Value Of Vaccination
  • Angela K. Shen Senior Science Policy Advisor National Vaccine Program Office US Department of Health and Human Services on Country Ownership And Gavi Transition: Comprehensive Approaches To Supporting New Vaccine Introduction

Health Affairs is grateful to Merck Takeda PATH and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for their generous support of the issue and event.

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