Innovation at Gavi: 'The status quo will not suffice'

Moz Siddiqui, senior manager of strategic innovation and partnerships at Gavi.

SAN FRANCISCO — When Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, convened Silicon Valley leaders at a lunch in the San Francisco Bay Area almost a year ago, the discussion centered on how to scale up private sector innovations so that vaccine deliveries can meet global health priorities while also benefiting the companies delivering the care.

“If we are to succeed we will need your help,” wrote Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, in the email invitation. “As technology leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs, we believe that the solutions to many of these challenges are in many ways aligned with your own goals and are therefore asking for your input.”

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