The Top 10 Milestones in Global Health of 2012

17 December 2012

From PSI’s Impact magazine

PSI’s Impact magazine has published a list of the top 10 milestones in global health of 2012. #10 is the addition of the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer to GAVI’s portfolio. 

PSI received an overwhelming response from experts and readers, making it difficult to identify just 10 milestones. Some of the suggestions came as no surprise. The London Summit on Family Planning received the most nominations. This landmark partnership between the U.K. Department for International Development (UKAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation mobilised billions in commitments to help women and couples in the developing world access family planning products and services.

The addition of the HPV vaccine to GAVI’s portfolio was voted in as the 10th milestone. GAVI’s support for the HPV vaccine will help protect tens of millions of girls from cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in developing countries.

Top 10 Milestones

  1. London Summit on Family Planning Ignites $2.6 billion in Commitments
  2. India Celebrates One Year Free of Polio
  3. Global Leaders Convene the Child Survival Call to Action
  4. Child Mortality Declines Globally
  5. AIDS 2012 Focuses on an "AIDS-free Generation"
  6. Public-Private Partnerships Thrive
  7. Gates Foundation Calls for Reinventing the Toilet
  8. Nutrition Movement Gets Its Turn
  9. Spotlight on Girls' Health Shifts Awareness to Action
  10. GAVI Alliance Adds HPV to Vaccine Portfolio

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Friday 23 June 2017