It did not make the front page of the Times, but a meeting in Berlin this week was arguably the single most important thing to happen on the planet yesterday. The occasion was a pledging conference for GAVI–The Global Vaccine...
Arguably the most important thing happening in the world today is a major meeting of policymakers, philanthropies, UN agencies, corporations and NGOs gathered in Abu Dhabi for a summit on scaling up access to childhood vaccines in the developing world.
Bill Gates released his annual letter today. In it, he writes about polio eradication, vaccines in general, malaria, saving the lives of babies, the need for leadership on HIV, the promise of agriculture, excellence in teaching (in the US), and the Giving Pledge
Starting Monday, Burkina Faso became the first county along the "Meningitis Belt" to begin a nation-wide vaccination campaign. And if it works, it will represent a brand new model for fighting neglected diseases.
From 10:45 am, a live blog of TEDxChange, hosted by the Gates Foundation. Speakers at this morning's gathering include Melinda Gates, Graça Machel, Hans Rosling and Mechai Viravaidya. This event is an opportunity to take stock on the MDGs ten years in.