A well-vaccinated global population is among the strongest safeguards of global health security, lowering the risk of epidemic-prone diseases and improving child well-being. Vaccination is often the first contact individuals have with their health system, making it a critical entry point for primary health care and a foundational platform for all public health services. Yet despite focused efforts to improve global vaccine delivery, persistent challenges reaching marginalized populations and insecurity in disordered settings often prevent health workers from reaching every child, while low levels of trust in vaccines and the health system can dissuade those with access from benefitting from immunization services. Sustained financial, technical, and political commitments are needed to support proven international partnerships such as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to ensure immunization programs reach all target populations.
The CSIS Global Health Policy Center produces actionable, pragmatic policy recommendations on U.S.-supported vaccine delivery programs. Through projects examining the challenge of sustaining routine immunizations while preparing for the equitable dissemination of a Covid-19 vaccine and analyzing the complex relationships among vaccine confidence, misinformation, and national security, GHPC’s work explores how securing and sustaining global vaccine delivery systems advances U.S. health security and is foundational to U.S. leadership in global health.
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Event by Katherine E. Bliss , Rebecca Fields , Cathy Ndiaye , and Mireille Lembwadio — April 28, 2022
Event by Katherine E. Bliss , Wendy Abbey , Roopa Dhatt , Ellyn Ogden , and Aboubacar Kampo — March 8, 2022
Event by Katherine E. Bliss , James Andrew Lewis , J. Stephen Morrison , Heidi J. Larson , and Mollyann Brodie — February 4, 2022
Event by Katherine E. Bliss and Seth Berkley — November 15, 2021
A Conversation with Amb. Roman Macaya Hayes on Costa Rica’s Experience Delivering Primary Care during Covid-19
Event by Katherine E. Bliss and Román Macaya Hayes — September 24, 2021
Report by The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security — July 21, 2021
Commentary by Julie Gerberding and Susan Brooks — July 21, 2021
Critical Questions by Katherine E. Bliss — July 16, 2021
Event by Katherine E. Bliss , John Borrazzo , Hannah Ratcliffe , and Lora Shimp — June 28, 2021
Event by Katherine E. Bliss , John J. Hamre , Henrietta Fore , Charles Akataobi , Martha Ngoe , and Shyam Raj Upreti — June 21, 2021