Q&As: Impact & Innovation Series
Delivering on the Promise of Vaccines: Strengthening the Continuum from R&D to Delivery to Eradication
How can we simplify the path and reduce the time it takes to bring effective vaccines from the lab to the clinic? Dr. Seth Berkley, President and Founder of IAVI and incoming CEO of the GAVI Alliance, posits that concerted efforts in several areas, including improved information-sharing, leveraging emerging economies’ capacity, and expanding financing mechanisms, are critical to helping ensure that all vaccines will reach those who need them most.
Navigating Fukushima: Lessons from Chernobyl, Potential Radiation Effects, and Other Health Impacts
The evolving nuclear crisis in Fukushima will create long-term challenges for both Japan and the world. This week, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, we spoke with Dr. Scott Davis, an expert on the measurement and the effects of radiation exposure, about the mechanics of the disaster, how it compares to Chernobyl, and the crucial health concerns.