Vaccination Coverage Critical To Preventing Infectious Disease Outbreaks In Syria

BMJ Blogs: Seth Berkley: The new priority in Syria is preventing epidemics
Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, discusses the threat of epidemics and the need for vaccine coverage in Syria, as well as Gavi’s commitment of $25 million a year for the next two years to support Syria. Berkley writes, “[T]here is an urgent need to get vaccines into Syria before [the ceasefire agreement] slips away and before the suffering of people in Syria is made even worse by the growing threat of deadly infectious disease” (1/17).