John Zarocostas, an Australian national, is a Geneva-based independent international correspondent and broadcaster, with more than 20 years experience in covering international global issues, including world health, development and humanitarian issues. His news dispatches have been published in The Lancet, The BMJ, McClatchy Newspapers, the International Herald Tribune, The National Law Journal, The New York Times, The Straits Times, Lloyd's List, The Canberra Times, The Globe & Mail, The Times, The Irish Times,The Journal of Commerce, and the South China Morning Post.
Q&A: Progress in seasonal influenza vaccines but world still short of capacity for pandemic vaccinesSubscription
Marie-Paule Kieny from the World Health Organization discusses efforts over the past decade by the global agency to enhance seasonal influenza vaccine efficacy and production capacity, to ensure there is sufficient pandemic vaccine production, and to promote the effective development and deployment of pandemic vaccines by developing countries.
Q&A: How to ensure access to essential medicines for those in low and middle-income countriesSubscription
Andy Gray and Hans Hogerzeil, co-chairs of the The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines, discuss the analysis on the cost of providing essential medicines to people in low and middle-income countries.
Shanelle Hall from UNICEF discusses the breakthrough pentavalent vaccine three-year tender with six vaccine suppliers.