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Vaccines are one of the most effective health interventions ever developed. We are committed to research on new vaccines, and the delivery of existing and future vaccines to those who need them. We can’t do it alone though. Donors, private industry and other partners are critical to ensuring we can reach every child.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Supply Chains for Global Health

The experience and advice from Starbucks, Trident Seafoods and Microsoft can help public health supply chain members improve their on-time and in-full order fulfilment, ensuring life-saving commodities are available when they are needed.

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2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award Winner: Agence de Médecine Préventive

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Agence de Médecine Préventive as the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award winner for EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone African countries.

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Speeding Up the Race for Medical Innovations

Some global health challenges can seem insurmountable. Innovations are the key to changing the system for the better. The global community needs to encourage more initiatives like these, including Gavi’s work to improve vaccine implementation and strengthen health systems. They are examples that I hope will inspire us to do more.

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Get A Shot. Give A Shot: We Can Help All Kids Get Life-Saving Vaccines

The United Nations Foundation and its partners have come up with a novel idea. Appropriately named “Get A Shot, Give A Shot,” this campaign builds on the foundation's Shot@Life initiative. For every vaccine administered as part of the campaign between August 1 and October 14, a life-saving vaccine will be donated for children in developing countries.

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Get a Shot. Give a Shot. ®

To help provide greater access to vaccines for children in developing countries, while also improving immunization rates in the U.S., Walgreens and the UN Foundation developed “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” – a campaign through which Walgreens donates the value of a life-saving vaccine for each vaccine it administers at its pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.

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