15 Feb Leadership + Innovation = Lives Saved
Melinda Gates – The Huffington Post
Today in Nairobi, hundreds of children will receive protection from pneumonia. Kenya’s President Emilio Mwai Kibaki will join GAVI Alliance CEO Helen Evans, John Hopkins University‘s Dr. Orin Levine, pediatricians, health workers, and other partners to celebrate the introduction of a new vaccine against pneumonia in Kenya.
Vaccines are a major priority at the foundation because they are the most cost-effective way to save lives and prevent disease for a lifetime. By rapidly scaling up the roll-out of the pneumonia vaccine to more than 40 countries, including Kenya, GAVI and its partners can prevent approximately 700,000 deaths by 2015 and up to seven million deaths by 2030.