Pursuing Global Vaccine Equity
An entire generation of children in some of the world’s poorest countries are now protected against deadly infectious diseases, thanks largely to Gavi: The Vaccine Alliance. Impact: more than 16 million lives saved, vast healthcare cost savings, and greater global health security. A leading force behind the push for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, Gavi has played a critical role in reaching remote, impoverished, and conflict-ridden regions with resources to combat the pandemic. As he steps away from 12 years at Gavi’s helm, Seth Berkley talks about what’s been learned, how the pandemic affected routine immunizations, and where vaccine gaps remain to be filled.
- 2023 Health