The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
"The real miracle in the medical area mostly comes from vaccines," Bill Gates recently said. His statement sums up a key philosophy of the Gates Foundation. Recognizing that vaccination is critical to child survival and health, the foundation helped launch the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), a multisector worldwide partnership that works to ensure that every child will be protected against diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. The Bill & Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program has committed $750 million over five years to the Global Fund for Children's Vaccines, GAVI's mechanism for buying underused and new vaccines, helping to strengthen immunization infrastructure, and supporting research for developing new vaccines.
For more information, please visit the foundation's website: www.gatesfoundation.org.