Parliamentarians call for UK pledge on polio

Earlier this week, the Chair of the APPG Vaccinations for All and over 40 UK parliamentarians wrote to the Secretary of State and Minister of State at the Department for International Development in order to show support for a UK pledge to the Global Polio Eradication...

APPG MPs meet with polio survivors in the UK

Philippa Whitford MP and Bambos Charalambous MP with polio survivors On 8 July, seven parliamentarians from the APPG met with polio survivors, John, Paul, David and Sue, from across the UK to discuss their experiences of living with polio in the UK and the need to...

MPs visit Human Immunology Lab

On 27 June, members of the APPG visited the Human Immunology Lab (HIL) in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, to learn more about vaccine research and development being conducted at world class institutions in the UK.  Members of the APPG at the HIL The Human...

The global value of vaccines

APPG Chair Dr Philippa Whitford MP recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health Awareness: Value of Vaccines campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of New Scientist magazine and the content is available online here. The...

APPG Inquiry: Call for written evidence

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Vaccinations for All was created in 2017 in order to raise the political profile of the importance of essential immunisation around the world and within the UK. The APPG on Vaccinations for All is conducting an inquiry into...

APPG Chair meets leading immunisation institutions

This week, APPG Chair Dr Philippa Whitford MP visited Geneva to meet with key immunisation and global health organisations. There are multiple global milestones for immunisation over the next 18 months that will set the course for improving immunisation coverage and...

World Immunisation Week Debate

On 2 May, a General Debate on ‘World Immunisation Week’ was held in the House of Commons chamber. Thank you to all the MPs who spoke in the debate including: Secretary of State Rory Stewart MP, Minister Harriet Baldwin MP, Dan Carden MP, Dr Philippa Whitford...

APPG Members Meet DFID Global Funds Team

On Tuesday 30 April, during World Immunisation Week, the APPG hosted a private roundtable for APPG members and the Department for International Development (DFID) Global Funds Team. The Global Funds Team are responsible for the  overseeing DFID’s work with Gavi,...

Vaccines for AMR panel discussion event

On 26 February, the APPG Vaccinations for All will be co-hosting an event with the APPG on Antibiotics and the Wellcome Trust on the use of vaccines for tackling antimicrobial resistance. Drug resistant infections cause 700,000 deaths per year;...

APPG Chair speaks to the Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph spoke to our Chair, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, to discuss the contents of our new report. “Millions of children around the world are missing out on life-saving vaccinations because countries which were once eligible for financial support can no...