12 May Saving Lives With Immunization
Margaret Chan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog
I am a believer in human ability and ingenuity. I believe it is our duty to try our best to make the health of each successive generation better.
As a public health expert, I reflect often on how this can be done. Diseases have plagued mankind for millennia but the human race has fought back with ingenuity. It was Edward Jenner’s innovation in 1796 that gave us the strongest public health tool that we have ever possessed: the vaccine.