We strive to transform the way people get vaccinated by making vaccination more accessible and affordable.
Vaccines have greatly reduced the prevalence of diseases and they continue to be important for global health today. The World Health Organization recommends routine vaccinations to prevent illness, death and disability from diseases including diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, measles, and hepatitis B.
Pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition are the primary killers of children in the developing world. One of the reasons these children die is that they do not have access to routine immunization or health services.
More than 30 million children are unimmunized either because vaccines are unavailable, because health services are poorly provided or inaccessible, or because families are uninformed or misinformed about when and why to bring their children for immunization.
The number of diseases a child can be immunised against has doubled in the past 13 years, but the cost of vaccines recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) has gone up 68-fold, warns the international aid charity Médecins sans Frontières (MSF).