This weekend, children in Nicaragua received Advance Market Commitment (AMC)-financed pneumococcal vaccines that protect against the strains of pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis common in poor countries. Thanks in part to the AMC, the new and improved pneumo vaccines will reach the world's poorest children during the same year children in wealthy countries obtained access, and at a fraction of the price.
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Last week, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing that had all the elements of an important event for global health.
Daddy Healthbucks: How Will the Gates Foundation Leverage the New $10 Billion for Vaccines and Immunization?
In announcing a $10 billion, decade-long commitment for vaccine development and immunization in poor countries, Bill Gates made no claims that the vaccine financing challenges are solved. Quite the contrary. He and many others have highlighted the need for other donors, industry and developing country governments to up their own ante to immunization.