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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.

A Potential Breakthrough in the Fight against Dengue Fever

For the nearly three billion people worldwide who live at risk of dengue fever – a mosquito-transmitted disease that is a leading cause of severe illness and death in more than 100 countries – prospects for the development of the first effective dengue vaccine brightened considerably today.

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Roaring Ahead to End Measles

For the past 89 years, the Lions have embraced Helen Keller’s challenge to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” I felt honored to address them at their 97th Annual International Convention in Toronto yesterday, and to commend the latest of their tireless efforts to aid the blind and visually impaired.

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#GatesSocial: Why Stories Matter When You Talk Vaccines

Do we need to be better about using storytelling when it comes to the sharing the good news about vaccines? That was the major theme running through our third Gates Social, held on July 1.

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Apply to attend our Vaccines Work Gates Social, meet Bill Nye

Gates Socials are small, in-person events hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for individuals who follow the foundation on social media.

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Cholera in 2014: How Do You Mix Optimism With Worry on the Long Walk Home?

The world has made great strides against cholera, but more work is needed.

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