Digital News Report – Over the next ten years the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $10 billion to vaccinate children in the developing world against several diseases including severe diarrhea and pneumococcal disease.
The foundation will be working with GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Pfizer. “Over the last 10 years, the success of both increased vaccine coverage and getting new vaccines out has been phenomenal,” Bill Gates said.
The director of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, calls this commitment unprecedented. “We can take immunization to the next level, with the expanded uptake of new vaccines against major killers such as pneumonia and rotavirus diarrhea.”
By: Jason Chang