15 Dec First steps into the decade of vaccines
At the World Economic Forum this year, Bill Gates announced the Decade of Vaccines with a $10 billion commitment from his Foundation to support its aims and objectives. His projections suggested that expanding the use of existing and new vaccines can prevent more than 8 million deaths by 2020.
The unprecedented commitment by the Gates Foundation is going to go a long way, but the challenges of achieving the goal go beyond the financial limits of the Foundation and are not going to be solved by money alone. Success will require the support of a variety of stakeholders across the public and private sectors, and ensuring that all the moving parts work together is a tall order.