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Supporting Immunization Programs Is ‘Proven Investment In Future Generations’

Huffington Post: Expanding Impact, Replenishing Hope
Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“…At the World Health Assembly, the world’s health ministers recognized four decades of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), and in Brussels the GAVI Alliance kicked off its ambitious plan for its fourth phase, 2016-2020. Together, the EPI and GAVI have saved the lives of millions of children, and their potential for impact has never been greater. … In this, the Decade of Vaccines, this week marks an opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments and double down on our next phase by helping the GAVI Alliance raise the $7.5 billion it needs to save six million lives. … In the lead-up to 2020, it’s time to pair cooperation and commitment to make a proven investment in future generations. It’s time to vaccelerate” (5/27).

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