Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Vaccines and the Heroes of Honduras

June 10, 2012

One year ago this week, thanks to the generosity of donors, the GAVI Alliance was able to raise billions of dollars to help developing countries like Honduras buy vaccines

It’s been a few weeks since I returned from Honduras, but I still smile every time I think about what I saw there:
a staggering rate of vaccination that beats the rate of many of the world’s richest countries. 

Every time children receive vaccines, they are given the chance to live healthy, productive lives.

 

Honduras is a model for success – one that almost seems unbelievable. 

My hope is that we learn from Honduras so we can improve vaccination everywhere.  Because every time children receive vaccines, they are given the chance to live healthy, productive lives.  And, as you will see in this video, that chance is anything but make-believe.

 
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