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06.15.2016

A Dozen Dads Who Support Global Vaccines

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At Shot@Life we talk a lot about mothers and children, but this Father’s Day, we’re turning our attention to Dads, who also play a vital role in their kids’ health and happiness.

So what do the co-creator of Games of Thrones, a U.S. Paralympian, actress Zoe Saldana’s husband, and a Tanzanian pediatrician have in common? They believe that children everywhere should have a healthy start in life through access to vaccines.

As we celebrate Father’s Day, these influential dads are sharing their own personal stories because they know that giving children a healthy shot at life allows them to reach their fullest potential.

1. Dennis Ogbe, U.S. Paralympian
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2. David Benioff, co-creator of the Game of Thrones television series
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3. Jim Higley, Bobblehead Dad blogger
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4. Marco Saldana, artist and husband of actress Zoe SaldanaMarco Saldana*referring to his wife, actress Zoe Saldana, and his twin boys, Bowie and Cy.

5. Dr. Julio Frenk, President of the University of Miami
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6. Ambassador John Lange, United Nations Foundation Sr. Fellow for Global Health Diplomacy
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7. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
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8. Rick Gates, Vice President, Pharmacy Operations at Walgreens
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9. Peter Yeo, President, Better World Campaign and United Nations Foundation Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy
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10. David Hering, Vaccines Commercial Officer, Pfizer
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11. Aaron Sherinian, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, United Nations Foundation

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12. Dr. Namala Mkopi, Tanzanian Pediatrician and Child Health Specialist
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  • Devi Ramachandran Thomas joined the United Nations Foundation in 2011. She serves as Senior Director of Shot@Life, a global campaign to increase access to immunizations for children in need through UN partners. She led the development and launch of the campaign and oversees its communications, marketing, partnerships and brand strategy. For over 15 years, Devi...