The Challenge of Introducing New Vaccines: The UK Perspective

Professor David Salisbury CB – Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security.Before joining Chatham House, David Salisbury was director of immunisation at the Department of Health until the end of 2013. He was responsible for the national immunisation programme and led the introduction of many new vaccines. He works extensively with the WHO, especially on polio eradication. He previously chaired the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation, the WHO committee that sets global immunisation policy. He also served as co-chair of the Pandemic Influenza group of the G7 Global Health Security Initiative. He trained as a paediatrician in Oxford and London, and is a visiting professor at Imperial College, London and a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He continues to lecture and advise on vaccines and vaccination as well as undertaking ongoing work in polio, malaria and the development of new vaccines. He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 2001.

Expertise

  • Vaccines
  • Vaccination programmes
  • Poliomyelitis eradication
  • Introduction of new vaccines
  • Public health (communicable diseases)

The Challenge of Introducing New Vaccines: The UK Perspective

Publish Date

October 19, 2009

Presenter(s)

David Salisbury

Video Length

00:58:03

Professor David Salisbury CB – Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security.Before joining Chatham House, David Salisbury was director of immunisation at the Department of Health until the end of 2013. He was responsible for the national immunisation programme and led the introduction of many new vaccines. He works extensively with the WHO, especially on polio eradication. He previously chaired the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation, the WHO committee that sets global immunisation policy. He also served as co-chair of the Pandemic Influenza group of the G7 Global Health Security Initiative. He trained as a paediatrician in Oxford and London, and is a visiting professor at Imperial College, London and a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He continues to lecture and advise on vaccines and vaccination as well as undertaking ongoing work in polio, malaria and the development of new vaccines. He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 2001.

Expertise

  • Vaccines
  • Vaccination programmes
  • Poliomyelitis eradication
  • Introduction of new vaccines
  • Public health (communicable diseases)