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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.

Teach to Reach: A Story of Immunization Training

Today, global organizations, development partners, and national governments still spend millions of dollars annually to support trainings utilizing an outdated, didactic ‘cascade style’ model – the same one we have been using since the Expanded Programme on Immunization began in 1974. Yet, there is no evidence to suggest that this model is working.

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A Major Step Forward in the Journey to Defeat Rotavirus Diarrhea

Last week, Punjab province in Pakistan introduced rotavirus vaccine into its routine childhood immunization program. This is such a major step forward for our global goal of reducing rotavirus mortality and burden.

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Polio will be eradicated

Polio thrives in climates of neglect and indifference, but the world's refusal to accept its existence will drive it out wherever it may live.

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World Takes Major Step Towards Ending Polio

Despite Kenya not having had a case of polio since 2013 and the African continent having gone more than 18 months without a case, I was in Kenya as part of an epic global public health journey that has moved the world even closer to consigning polio to the history books.

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Innovative Immunization Training in Nigeria

Following the Teach to Reach summit, which focused on improving immunization training, immunization specialists share successes and lessons learned in their efforts to innovate and improve around immunization training in Nigeria.

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