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Cholera Vaccine Stockpile Usage Successfully Prevents Outbreaks

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: In South Sudan, Vaccine Stockpiles Save Lives
Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes about the successful use of the cholera vaccine stockpile, “managed by World Health Organization, International Federation of the Red Cross and Crescent, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and UNICEF, [and] established in 2013 so that countries could have quick access to vaccines in case of a cholera outbreak…” (2/24).

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