Alumnus Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, which has raised $7.5 billion to immunize 300 million children around the world, will return to Brown University Feb. 25, 2015, to speak at 3:30 p.m. His talk is free and open to the public.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of the global nonprofit vaccine alliance, Gavi, just raised pledges of $7.5 billion at a donor conference. That’s enough for the organization to help enable countries to immunize an additional 300 million children.

Berkley, a 1978 graduate who earned his M.D. at Brown in 1981, holds an appointment as adjunct professor of medicine at Brown. He will return to Brown deliver a talk titled “Going to scale: Delivering vaccines to the world's poorest countries.”

His talk begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 001. It is free and open to the public.

Seth Berkley joined Gavi as CEO in August 2011 as it launched its five-year strategy to immunize a quarter-billion children in the developing world with life-saving vaccines by 2015. Previously he was the founder, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), the first vaccine product development public-private sector partnership.

Berkley’s talk about Gavi’s plans to implement vaccination on a mass scale in developing countries is sponsored by the Global Health Initiative, the School of Public Health, and the Watson Institute for International Studies.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.

The Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 001
The College Green, Brown University