Gates Foundation gives $10bn for research and delivery of vaccines

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 02 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c650
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has made a new gift of $10bn (£6.3bn; €7.2bn) to help research and develop vaccines and deliver them to developing countries.

    Speaking at a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, Mr Gates said that great advances had been made since the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) was set up 10 years ago.

    “The success of both increasing vaccine coverage and getting new vaccines out has been phenomenal. At this milestone we are redoubling our commitment,” said Mr Gates.

    Since GAVI …

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