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AdvocacyChampion VoicesFebruary 25, 2016

Look Ahead to the 2016 Shot@Life Champion Summit

The annual Shot@Life Champion Summit is the campaign’s marquee event bringing together volunteers from all different backgrounds to deepen their knowledge of global childhood immunizations and U.S. advocacy.  The three-day gathering takes place in Washington, D.C. and culminates in meetings with Congressional offices on Capitol Hill.

The 2016 Summit, which takes place February 29-March 2, celebrates five years of Champions. More than 150 volunteers from 38 states and the District of Columbia will be in attendance.  Programming will feature speakers from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Unicef among others.  To learn more about the Champion program, or to get involved, contact

View photos from last year’s event.

2016 Speakers:

Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Natasha Bilimoria, Director of U.S. Strategy, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation

Minda Dentler, athlete, polio survivor and advocate

Dr. Francis Kateh, Deputy Minister and Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Republic of Liberia

Dr. Rebecca Martin, Acting Director, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Robin Nandy, Chief of Immunizations, UNICEF

Rick Parnell, Chief Operating Officer, United Nations Foundation

Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Devi Thomas, Director, Shot@Life

Pamela White, former U.S. Ambassador to Haiti and The Gambia