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Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal today reported on prospects for Advance Market Commitments. The page 4 article, "Advance-Purchase Contracts Could Be Cure for Vaccine Sellers", (subscribers only), reviews ideas presented in "Making Markets for Vaccines", published by the Center for Global Development. The Journal says:

The funding tool could help save millions of lives, the report says. Its authors -- a working group representing the industry along with legal, nonprofit, academic and policy-making sectors -- say the advance contracts could be a cure for market failure that has deprived poor countries of desperately needed vaccines delayed their distribution for decades.

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