Donors Help Boost Access to Pneumococcal Vaccines

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and donor nations such as Italy, Britain, Canada, Russia and Norway have committed $1.5 billion to improve access of poor nations to pneumococcal vaccines. The Advance Market Commitment program, according to

, provides financial incentives to encourage firms to develop vaccines.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.