03 May Vaccines Save Lives (at the Cost of Everyday Splurges)
Amie Newman, Bill & Melinda Gates
If you’ve been reading the blog this week, you know we’re focusing on immunization and vaccines. From our coverage of World Malaria Day this week to our posts on the urgency of eradicating polio once and for all, there is no better time to talk about these issues! It’s one reason why we’ve created the infographic below – to spread the word.
Vaccines are one of the best long-term investments to give children a healthy start to life. Think about this: approximately 1.5 million children will die from vaccine preventable diseases this year and thousands more will be paralyzed or physically disabled. To me, and I’m sure to you as well, that is simply unacceptable.