Gavi’s Work To Deliver Vaccines Validated By Receipt Of 2019 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award, CEO Says
Scientific American: We Deliver Vaccines to the World’s Poorest, Hardest-to-Reach Children
Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
“…Between 2021 and 2025, Gavi intends to reach more than 300 million additional children with vaccines, saving up to eight million additional lives. … We’re expanding the portfolio of vaccines that we support to 18, up from just six when Gavi launched nearly two decades ago. … When we protect children from devastating diseases with vaccines, their families, communities, and countries and, indeed, the entire world reap the benefits. I’m very proud that this has been recognized by the Lasker Foundation, which has bestowed on us the prestigious 2019 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award, highlighting the momentous, everyday efforts of Gavi and its partners to increase access to vaccines in the world’s poorest countries. The Public Service Award — which recognizes major improvements in, and support for, medical research and public health — is one of the most gratifying validations of Gavi’s work and impact” (9/20).