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We have already had endorsements from Tony Blair, Jagdish Bhagwati and Richard Feachem for Making Markets for Vaccines. Here are four more:

Sen. Richard G. Lugar
Chairman, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee:

Deadly diseases like AIDS that devastate developing countries are not only a humanitarian issue, they are a security issue for the United States. To develop vaccines against the world's most dangerous diseases, the international community will have to think more strategically and act more collaboratively than it has in the past. This book is an important contribution to that effort.

Trevor Manuel
Finance Minister, South Africa:

Making Markets for Vaccines goes to the heart of one of the most tragic market failures of our times: the inadequacy of global cooperation in the search for new ways of preventing debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Humanity stands to gain immeasurably from these discoveries, but appropriate mechanisms for rewarding the required investments are not yet in place. A workable solution has now been proposed. The quest for improved health and well-being in poor countries needs this kind of research - practical, focused, forward-looking, bringing together a common purpose of rich and poor nations, and the shared interests of governments, international charitable bodies and the private sector.

Meles Zenawi
Prime Minister, Ethiopia:

The innovative ideas presented in this book are intended to provide incentives to the private sector to conduct R&D to address the major killer diseases of the poor in the developing world. It offers specific and creative proposals for utilizing market mechanisms to address one of the critical challenges facing the world today. These proposals merit the support of all those concerned about these global challenges. I certainly endorse and fully support the proposals.

Patti Stonesifer
Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:

Two steps are essential to improving health in developing countries: research and development into new, potentially life-saving products must be substantially increased, and markets and delivery systems must be strengthened to ensure access to those products. This important book explores promising new mechanisms to address both these imperatives, which could eventually save many of the millions of lives lost every year to the world's deadliest diseases.

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