A COVID-19 vaccine might be ready within 18 months. But what happens then?
Developing and manufacturing a vaccine against COVID-19 is only part of the solution. Coordination, political will, and the infrastructure to support equitable vaccine is distribution will be essential to the ongoing COVID-19 response.
How a revolutionary vaccine “blew away” Meningitis A outbreaks in Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, the seasonal "Harmattan" winds have traditionally been associated with deadly meningitis outbreaks. But the winds have changed. A historic partnership between Burkina Faso and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has deployed life-saving vaccines that effectively nullified the threat of Meningitis A outbreaks during the Harmattan windy season.
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