The World Health Organization’s (WHO) is set to support an ambitious new blueprint for getting vaccines to those who need them most.
Experts from across the world will gather later this month for the World Health Assembly – the WHO’s key decision-making body – to debate the Global Vaccine Action Plan which has been drawn up by the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration.
The latest draft of the Action Plan has been published as part of an exhaustive consultation exercise which saw 1,100 contributions submitted from more than 140 countries. Academics, policymakers, as well as representatives from the private sector and non-governmental organisations fed into the process which began last year.
The plan has three primary aims:
Provide life-saving vaccines to those who need them most
Maintain a strong pipeline of new vaccines
Strengthen public support for vaccination efforts