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A child receives a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) from an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Worker in Madhya Pradesh, India. The PCV protects against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria that all cause pneumococcal disease.

Time well spent: The complex journey of a life-saving vaccine

The story of how a life-saving vaccine called PCV was rolled out to every child in India—in record time, at low cost, and during a pandemic—illustrates what’s possible in global health.
By Gail Rodgers Deputy Director, Pneumonia

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Bill Gates, Anita Zaidi, Keith Klugman, and Lynda Stuart meet over a working dinner

The Working Dinner video series

The Gates Foundation invites you to join our co-chairs and global health experts in a series of working dinners. Watch as they share in both a meal and reflections on COVID-19 learnings that might help us prevent the next pandemic.

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