Every year, up to three million
children’s lives are saved by immunization. But almost three
million more lives worldwide are lost from diseases that are
preventable with existing vaccines.
The Global Alliance for
Vaccines and Immunization is a partnership dedicated to ensuring
that all children, however poor, have equal access to these
vaccines. It also works to spur the development of new vaccines
against major killers that primarily affect the world’s
poorest people. It is founded on the principle that immunization
is a human right and a key step towards overcoming poverty.
is a new global effort needed?