AAP/CDC Project Aims To Help Pediatricians Immunize All Children
CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Vaccines Work: Leaving No Child Behind — How Pediatricians Can Contribute to Global Vaccine Coverage
In a guest post, Louis Z. Cooper, past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), discusses global immunization coverage, noting that 19 million children worldwide do not receive vaccinations. He highlights the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) and a multiyear project of AAP and CDC aiming to create knowledge exchange and training among pediatricians in six priority countries. Cooper writes, “The public/private partnership of AAP and CDC builds on the collaborative foundation of GVAP. Its mission aligns with the core value of pediatrics, the inherent worth of every child. Working and learning with our global colleagues is reinforcing our collective commitment and can give the extra push to eradicate polio, measles, and rubella and to expand access to the still underutilized newer vaccines…” (4/27).