Supply Chains Need To Be Strengthened To Ensure Life-Saving Vaccines Reach Those In Need
Forbes: Are Vaccines Getting To Where They Need To Go?
Bruce Y. Lee, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center, and director of operations research at the International Vaccine Access Center
“…Without vaccine supply chains, vaccines cannot make it to the people. Without making it to the people, vaccines can’t do anything. And when vaccines can’t do anything, the life-saving and improving power of vaccines and money invested in them go to waste. … Indeed, numerous vaccine supply chains around the world aren’t performing well and struggling to make ends meet. … In recent years, the tide has been turning so that more attention and efforts have focused on improving vaccine supply chains in low- and middle-income countries. … Ultimately, vaccines can help prevent disease, avoid suffering and save lives. But they have to reach people to do their job…” (8/31).